Top things to do in Kizhi

Top Choice Museum in Kizhi

Kizhi Museum Reserve

One of Russia's unmissable attractions, the reserve is home to dozens of 18th- and 19th-century log buildings, some furnished in period style, which were moved here from Karelian villages during Soviet times. Topped…
Village in Kizhi


The village of Yamka is home to extravagantly bearded Old Believers, as well as genuinely lived-in (and well-labelled) historic houses. Its pretty lake-side setting is a 15-minute walk up the east coast of the islan…
Chapel in Kizhi

Veronica's Veil Chapel

Dating from the 17th century, the view from Veronica’s Veil Chapel offers wonderful panoramas right across Kizhi. Walk west across the island from Yamaka village towards Vasilyevo village to get here. It's on top of…
Cafe in Kizhi


This simple cafe serves dried fish and beer, as well as kalitki, local pies with either potato or meat fillings. Also offers soups and other dishes.