o Solovki (Big Solovki) the island as a part of the archipelago the Solovetsky Islands. Is the biggest island of the archipelago on the area. Administratively enters the Solovki rural settlement of Primorsky district of the Arkhangelsk region of Russia. The highest point 80 meters is located in the center of a northern part of the island. o The Solovki are a peculiar monument of human spirit. There could live only firm people with huge will power and iron character here. For Russians the Solovetsky Islands are associated with events, tragic for the country. There is very beautiful nature ready to strangle the unprepared person in the embraces. o The Solovki are the archipelago in the White Sea consisting of 6 large and more than 100 small-sized islands. Once there lived only the monks hiding from wordly vanity. Today to islands there come tourists: someone from idle curiosity, someone in searches and knowledge of.
Sights of the Solovki o Bouldery dam o Stone labyrinths Stone labyrinths o Monastic monasteries o Lake and channel system o Negotiation stone o Solovetsky Monastery Solovetsky Monastery o Filippovsky cages o Encyclopedic reference
o Islands of the archipelago were visited by people since the V millennium B.C. At the end of the III millennium B.C. on islands pagan pagan temples which central part are labyrinths are built. Labyrinths represent the concentric helicoid circles which are laid out from a stone according to a certain scheme, with a diameter from 0,9 to 25,4 meters. A congestion of labyrinths on the lake. Big Zayatsky of the Solovetsky islands - the largest in Russia.
o At the end of the 16th century the territory of the monastery was surrounded by powerful fortifications and towers. At construction of walls and towers the wild stone and a bricklaying on limy solution was used. o Stavropigialny Spaso-Preobrazhensky Solovetsky Monastery has been founded in The architectural complex was formed throughout the XVI-XIX centuries.
What to be engaged on the Solovki in o Can be engaged on the Solovki the coming tourists in everything, except hunting. Such occupations as fishing, collecting of berries, mushrooms, trade of seaweed and Crustacea can become excellent addition to busy days on the archipelago. For such rest it is enough to use services of the guide or to be prepared independently.