On the way, you can make a small stop at the Delo Taste restaurant. The interior is far from refined, but cozy. There are dishes of Russian and European cuisine in the menu.
A little north of the Old Ladoga on the left bank of the Volkhov River there are several hills, which are called Prophetic Oleg's Kurgans. There is a legend that the biggest of them is the tomb of the prince. There are many other legends associated with this place. In addition, tourists can enjoy incredibly picturesque landscapes on the river and nearby areas.
An atmospheric place, everything here is literally soaked in antiquity! It's not for nothing that this place was so beloved by Russian painters! Today, the two fortress towers have been fully restored, and a stroll along the wall will reveal the ruins of ancient buildings and reveal ancient masonry. Ladoga was a major trading hub, as it was the way from the Varangians to the Greeks. And the historical artifacts, preserved from ancient times, can be seen in the archaeological museum.
Time to eat! Next to the ancient fortress there are several cafes, but we chose the "Ancient Ladoga" - inside everything is decorated as in the museum of living history, it was interesting to have lunch sitting at a massive wooden table in a room with a real stove. The menu is small, the kitchen is traditionally Russian, delicious, nourishing!
Visiting the village of Staraya Ladoga, you should definitely visit the Old Ladoga Nikolsky Monastery. Although there is no direct evidence of this, but there is a legend that it was founded by Prince Alexander Nevsky immediately after the victory over the Swedes. Thus, despite the fact that the monastery was rebuilt during its history, it is still one of the oldest and most important historical monuments.
Church of Sacred George is one of the most ancient temple structures in territory of Russia, according to the historical data, it was constructed in the pre-Mongol period. It is necessary to examine the church from within, on the vaults fragments of ancient frescos are preserved.
Arriving in the city of Volkhov, we went to dinner. There are not many cafes open in the evening, and we liked "Fairytale". The food is not bad, the kitchen is quite simple, the portions are large. Delicious desserts, I was very pleased with the cheesecake we ordered.