Estonia, the most northerly of the three Baltic Republics, is bordered to the north and west by the Baltic Sea, to the east by the Russian Federation and to the south by Latvia. The country is one of great scenic beauty with many forests, more than 1400 lakes and 1500 islands. Smaller than Lithuania and Latvia, it has nevertheless the longest coastline of all the Baltic States.
A nation that is as progressive and hip as it is history-filled and quaint it remains refreshingly genuine and uncontrived. The country's beautiful castles, old cities, manor houses, forests, beaches and islands – as its people – speak for themselves. Tallinn, the centre of economic and cultural activity in the country has won worldwide acclaim for its forward-thinking, state-of-the-art services. It has a thriving nightlife and is also a hub for major festivals and concerts throughout the year.