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The name of Lake Pühajärve means literally "The Holy Lake". That is what it is to Estonians, and there are mythical stories of its origin. You can understand its importance when you see it. The water is clear and the lake itself one of the most beautiful in the country.

Lake Pühajärve refreshes the eye, the mind and the body. Its shores are full of lit, well cared-for and signposted walking, hiking and motion paths.

In summer, one of the best experiences here is a dip into the lake from the neat and clean beach, easily reached on foot from Villa Ottilia.