Pärnu maakond, or Pärnu County, is located in the southwestern part of Estonia, on the coast of Gulf of Riga and is one of the largest counties in Estonia. In this county lies the oldest known human settlement in the country, dating from the Mesotholic Period.
This county is a popular holiday destination for visitors from all over the world with endless attractions, things to see and beautiful Parnu County holiday apartments to rent. Pärnu is Estonia's summer capital. With its beautiful beaches, colourful festivals, rich culture and abundant surfing opportunities, there will never be a dull moment on your Pärnu County holidays. Have you come to Estonia to relax and recharge your batteries? We highly recommend Allos Chalets, an excellent holiday destination in which the crisp mountain air will rejuvenate, revive and refresh the weary traveller.
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Pärnu County Accommodation - a place dripping with magical culture and history
The city of Pärnu was founded in 1251 during the medieval period and still features many of the medieval hanseatic traditions and festivals, including traditional medieval costume, typical food, and even tournaments! There are many places to stay in this area, whether travelling with a group of friends or with family, and many Pärnu County villas feature great coastal views. Don’t leave the beach park Rannapark and Tallina Gates off your must-see list. The latter is the name given to the gate that now leads tourists down to the beach, which was once part of the medieval city’s fortification system. Red Tower is also a famous landmark; it was once the corner tower of the medieval defense wall and even, at one point in history, a prison. Now tourists can enjoy things like art festivals there.
Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites from your Pärnu County Holiday Rentals
For culture enthusiasts visiting Pärnu County, you will find several museums, such as the Pärnu New Art Museum, which gives you a deeper fascinating insight into the Estonian culture. Kihnu Island on the Gulf of Riga is one of the most traditional places left in Estonia. In 2003 UNESCO named it part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. This is an amazing place to learn more about the history of the country of Estonia, especially when visiting the Kihnu Museum. Although the town of Ilka is not a conventional tourist hotspot, one can see the Stone Road to the Sea from here. While in Estonia, be sure to visit a spa. The first spa was opened in Pärnu in 1838, and many holiday lettings Pärnu County feature spas. The Tervise Paradiis in Pärnu is a lovely mud spa and water park, so it's great for the whole family. However, some may prefer the spas in Haapsalu, as they use a higher quality mud in this town.
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