Kizhi is an island situated close to the geometrical center of Lake Onega in Russia's Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District). Kizhi Island is elongated from north to south. It is around 6 km (3.7 miles) long, 1 km (0.62 miles) wide and 68 km (42 miles) away from the capital city of Karelia, Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island has a total area of 5 km2 (1.9 ml2).
Churches and settlements on the island have been known from at least 15th century. Kizhi's population was rural, but forced by the government to assist in the development of area's iron plants and ore mining that resulted in Kizhi Uprising (1769–1771).
By the 1950s most villages had disappeared from Kizhi Island and only a tiny rural settlement still remains. During the 18th century, a pair of major churches and bell tower were constructed on the island, now known as "Kizhi Pogost". Dozens of historical buildings were moved to the isle from different Karelia's parts for preservation purposes in the 1950s. Currently, the entire island and nearby area form an open-air museum with over 80 wooden structures. Kizhi Pogost, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the most famous.
Although the island of Kizhi is within a kilometer distance from primary peninsulas and islands of Onega lake, there are no major transport routes and cities nearby. Access to Kizhi Island is provided by hydrofoil (a few trips per day from Petrozavodsk during summer), snowcat (during winter), helicopter and cruise ship. Transportation over the isle is mostly on foot. Snowmobiles are also used during winter. Several guesthouses are found on nearby islands. There is a 20-bed wooden guest house and a restaurant.
Highlights: Transfiguration Church, Open Air Museum of Architecture, Church of Intercession
Kizhi Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Kizhi Island dock (anchor) at Petrozavodsk - port city on the wesrern part of Lake Onega.
The Kizhi Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia.
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Port Kizhi Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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