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Philippovsky skete

Two kilometers from the monastery is situated the skete of the XVI century, where in 1566 the future Metropolitan Philip had a vision of Jesus in the crown of thorns (so you can find another name of the desert – Jesus). In place of his vision was the source, which has been preserved until now. Church, chapel, belfry, gazebos have not survived to our time. The cell building of the XIX century was fully restored. In the years of the camp on the lake was arranged Biosad in privately case worked father Pavel Florensky.

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Maritime museum

The exposition of the Maritime Museum is devoted to the history of fishing and marine crafts in the White sea. In addition, it successfully reconstructed the boat of Peter the Great, where the Emperor came to the Solovetsky Islands to consecrate the St. Andrew’s flag, the main symbol of the Russian Navy.

Sauna and restaurants

You can check this information directly with your escort. He will tell you everything and show you. Yes, on the Solovki there are restaurants, baths, cafes and other places for leisure in the evening, but do not expect that the service in them is similar to the service of such institutions in large cities. Take […]

Picking mushrooms and berries

There are many berries and mushrooms on the Solovetsky Islands. However, they appear on the Solovki at a certain time. Check with your guide, whether to go to the forest in search of them. Do not forget about safety. We advise you not to go deep into the forest and collect berries and mushrooms near […]


If you are an avid fisherman and want to try to catch cod in the waters of the White sea, then you may well do it. You can ask your companion for an additional fee to arrange fishing in the open sea. However, this is not the cheapest pleasure. If you do not want to […]

Cape Pechak

Ten kilometers from the monastery is situated the Cape of unsurpassed beauty with a very unusual tundra vegetation. Headland, almost devoid of large high vegetation, completely covered with spots of snow – lichen (Belomorian) and green blanket Nordic berries – sexy, from which here and there peep out of the Solovetsky boulders, covered with colorful […]