Tourist Places to Visit in Johvi, Estonia, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Johvi, Estonia, Europe

Johvi town is the administrative center of Johvi Parish and capital of Ida-Viru Country located in north eastern part of Estonia. Johvi spans an area of 7.62 square kilometers (2.94 square miles) and situated just 62 kilometers from the Russian border and majority of the populaces in the town are Ethic Estonians and ethnic Russians and surrounded by Ahtem, Peeri, Amula, Kukruse, Oru, Martsa, Joetaguse, Vomu and Kohtla-Nomme.

Johvi is placed at the distance of 165 kilometers from Tallinn, capital of Estonia and coordinates of Johvi are 59.3575° N, 27.4269° E.


History of Johvi:

Johvi was the small village during the rule of Denmark in the country in the year 1241 and named as Gewi and Jewi and church was constructed in the 13th century and became the hub of local church parish. The town was renamed as Johvi in the year 1938, by Konstantin Päts.


Attractions in Johvi:

Kukruse Oil Shale Museum:

Kukruse oil shale museum is the only museum in the world holds more than 22,000 character items which it places at the removal of researchers and displays how the oil is produced and recycled.


Jõhvi City Gallery:

Jõhvi City Gallery is sited inside the Johvi Concert Hall building and was open to public in the year 2006, exhibiting the contemporary art, and organizes the international art exhibition every year.


Crucifixion of Our Lord church:

Crucifixion of Our Lord Church is constructed in Historicist style from natural stone and red brick, the cathedral is open to visitors every day in summer and the cathedral was completed in the year 1895 has the hub of the Russian Orthodox trust.


Church of St. Michael:

Church of St. Michael is positioned at the distance of 1.5 kilometers from center of the town is the oldest church in the Johvi, constructed in the middle of the 13th century and the church is known for its best architectural design in the country.


Other places to visit in Johvi:

  • Jõhvi’s Concert Hall
  • Valaste Waterfall


Climate in Johvi:

Johvi experience humid continental climate with warm summer from May to September and cold season from December to March and best time to visit Johvi is from May to September.

Transportation to Johvi:

By Air:

Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is positioned at the distance of 160 kilometers from Johvi in Tallinn city is the main airport in the country caters with scheduled flights to major cities in the European countries and Russia.


By Train:

Johvi is the railway hub between Estonia and Russia and all the trains operating from Tallinn and Saint Petersburg should pass through the town.


By Road:

Johvi is connected through national and international highways connecting to cities in the Russia and Johvi bus terminal handles with scheduled domestic and international bus facilities and car, bike and cycle are the other main mode of transportation in the town.


Accommodation in Johvi:

Johvi has some well hotels eminent for dining that range from budget to luxurious offering some high class of luxury amenities to the tourists seeking lodging services in such hotels sited in Johvi. The hotels have all latest amenities and services like free internet connection, elevators, escalators, personal swimming pools with individual temperature control system, doctors on call, airport shuttle and sauna. List of prominent hotels located in Johvi are as follows:

  • Hotel Krunk
  • Hotel Wironia
  • Villa Meretare
  • Ontika Boutique B&B
  • Kuremäe Hostel
  • Toila Spa Hotel
  • Saka Cliff Manor & Spa Hotel
  • Valaste Guest house and Camping
  • Toila Apartment
  • Mäetaguse Manor Hotell & Spa

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