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Svirstroy is a Svir River cruise port and village in the region of Leningrad (Russia). The village is on the river's left bank, and located approx 10 km northeast of Lodeynoye Pole. Its population is over 1,000.
The settlement was established in 1927, when started the construction of Lower Svir Hydroelectric Station. In 1931 it was granted urban-type status. The paved road connecting Lodeynoye Pole and Podporozhye passes through Svirstroy. Svir River (part of Volga–Baltic Waterway) connects Volga and Neva rivers.
The local economy is based mainly on the hydroelectric station, and on river cruise tourism with regularly scheduled voyages. Svir River is not navigable during winter. Among the main tourist attraction (visited on shore excursions) are Svirsky Monastery, Tervenichesky Monastery, Oyatsky Monastery (female), the Center of Veps Culture (folk crafts products).
Svirstroy cruise terminal
Among the Russian cruise ships visiting Svirstroy are the VODOHOD-owned boats MS Sankt Peterburg, MS Nizhny Novgorod, MS Sobolev, MS Simonov, MS Frunze, MS Belinsky, MS Radishtev, MS Andropov, MS Kuchkin.
- St Petersburg-Valaam Islands-Sortavala (Karelia)-Svirstroy-St Petersburg (5-day cruisetour)
- St Petersburg-Svirstroy-Valaam Islands-St Petersburg (4-day cruisetour)
- roundtrips from St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow
- Longer itineraries have lengths of 12-13-14-17-18 days.