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Top Choice Castle in Kuressaare

Kuressaare Castle

Majestic Kuressaare Castle stands facing the sea at the southern end of the town, on an artificial island ringed by a moat. It’s the best-preserved castle in the Baltic and the region’s only medieval stone castle th…
Top Choice Cafe in Kuressaare


The menu at this hip little cafe-bar is deceptively simple (pasta, burgers, steak, grilled fish), but Retro takes things to the next level, making its own pasta and burger buns, and using the best fresh local produc…
Top Choice Modern European in Kärdla


The name means 'shed', but with two glass walls and one fashioned from artfully stacked firewood, this summer-only, harbourside pop-up is much slicker than that. The food's extraordinary: only three starters and mai…
Pub in Kuressaare

John Bull

Despite the name, this pub in the castle park isn't particularly English. In fact, there's more of a Soviet vibe going down; the bar is made from an old Russian bus and there's even a 'red corner' hung with portrait…
Supermarket in Kuressaare

Rae Konsum

Behind the tourist office.
Museum in Muhu

Muhu Museum

Koguva, 6km off the main road on the western tip of Muhu, is an exceptionally well-preserved, old-fashioned island village, now protected as an open-air museum. One ticket allows you to wander through an old schoolh…
Museum in Kuressaare

Saaremaa Museum

Occupying the keep of Kuressaare Castle, this museum is devoted to the island’s nature and history. A large part of the fun is exploring the warren of chambers, halls, passages and stairways, apt to fuel anyone’s Ga…
Estonian in Kuressaare

Saaremaa Trahter

How often can you say you’ve dined inside a 19th-century windmill? Without being too touristy, this place keeps quality and ambience at a premium, with plenty of hearty local fare – including wild boar hotpot, beetr…
Modern European in Muhu


If you’re not interested in a culinary adventure, go elsewhere. Although a set three-course dinner is offered, the main focus here is on multi-course degustation menus. Expect New Nordic cuisine of the highest calib…
Windmill in Muhu

Eemu Tuulik

On the main road at Nautse, this working windmill has a display board and sells bread made from its milled flour.