From Ivangorod along Lake Chudskoye to ancient Pskov. – Day 2: Safety of Lake Peipsi and European Pskov

Morning on the coast of Lake Peipsi. A good place for a dialogue with yourself. The sound of waves, soft sand, fresh air. It feels safe. Along this lake, through a very tiny and two-storey city of Gdov, we will move to medieval Pskov. Wandering through the streets without looking at the details. Trust the rhythm of the city.
From Ivangorod along Lake Chudskoye to ancient Pskov.

Trip duration: 3 days

Ksenia Beskova

Чудское озеро / Peipsi järv


Morning on Chudskoye Lake. There are entrances by car. You can't see the opposite shore. Sandy bottom, storks, boulders. It's deserted. Spacious. You can walk along the shoreline to the village. Amazing buildings of residential houses. Built here, probably from everything that was possible. There are signs along the way warning of the federal border. It feels easy here.

Гдовская крепость


Gdovsk is a city of two-storey houses. There is a construction of walls made of boulders, often for this area. The border zone is with Estonia, but no passes are required here, as well as no foreign passports. During excavations before the restoration, hundreds of bodies of NKVD prisoners shot during the repression were found on the site of this temple. Historical place, memorable.

Квартира-студия на ул.М.Егорова

Ресторан Медведь


We have lunch in the Pskov region. A wooden log cabin and an exit to the Chudskoye lake. Here delicious kvass, bread is baked by themselves, products are also of their own production.

Gazpromneft filling station #42

There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!

Псковский Кром (Кремль) / Pskov Krom (Kremlin)

Historic Sites

A huge, truly impregnable fortress, preserved to this day almost in its original form. A strong impression leaves this amazing place, you feel like a time traveler, except that a car in a parking lot near the Kremlin is returned to reality.

Довмонтов город

Historic Sites

Once there was a control center of the Pskov Land in the Order Chamber. Now there's a museum, on the contrary - a tourist office and a souvenir shop. Everything that archaeologists have managed to find during excavations is in Dovmontov city. Some of the buildings are gradually being restored. It feels like we got into the Middle Ages, only breathing peaceful air and showing calmness.

Парк Куопио (Финский парк)


Parking in front of the main entrance to the park. The industrial development is skillfully inscribed in a peaceful natural landscape. Bicycle lanes, boats and catamarans. Improvement at the level of European parks.


Cafés, BBQ Joints

You can spend the evening on the veranda of a tavern like this. It's a nice place if you're not in a hurry. The kitchen's simple, but it's nice. Prices are democratic.

Набережная реки Великой

Waterfronts, Pedestrian Plazas

The two-level quay was reconstructed in 2015 and made it cool. It's clean, quiet and neat. Walking boats, comfortable descents. It's nice to walk before bed, to see the city in the evening lighting.