On Thursday the 2nd of July, we headed for Tallinn. We chose to try out the Old City Marina located in the center of the Port of Tallinn, close to Vanalinn, the old town of Tallinn.
We motored a short leg from Naissaar since there was not that much wind. Arriving in the Old City Marina was exciting, since the marina is located in the Port Basin. When navigating in it, the small crafts have to steer clear of passenger ships and cruise liners and should not obstruct the manoeuvring of these vessels. When approaching the harbour, one has to request permission on VHF channel 14 or call by telephone. Additionally, one has to wait that the traffic light turns green to enter the Port Basin.
After all this, we motored in to the Port Basin and to the small canal in which the Old City Marina is located. The outer side of the first pontoon in the inner basin is reserved for bigger boats (+45ft) but we found a good finger berth in the inner pontoon.
We had a pleasant stay in Tallinn. We stayed for three nights and had some guests over – Antti’s parents joined us for a couple of days. We walked a lot in the city – my Polar loop showed more than 30k steps per day! The Old City is very idyllic, full of medieval streets to stroll down. We found nice Italian restaurants – I am happy to recommend Trattoria del Gallo Nero and Ristorante Gelsomino.
Furthermore, we wanted to see also something else than only the idyllic old town. I saw some blogposts about Telliskivi Loomelinnak and We decided to visit these old buildings that had been turned into design shops and pop up stores. In this area, there is also F-hoone restaurant that has been praised for its food and interior design. We totally recommend visiting this place – you get another view of the city, and the walk to the area did not take that long from the marina either.