Ostashkov stands on Lake Seliger and many people who visit the city come here to go on a camping trip around the lake. But the city itself is a Historical City of Russia and has several beautiful churches and lots of provincial charm. To the north of the city is the famous Nilo-Stolobenskaya Hermitage. Due to the poor transport connections with the rest of the Tver Region it is best just to visit by train from Moscow. The few hotels in the city can be fully booked at times in summer, especially when the Seliger Youth Forum is held nearby.
|Name in Russian||Осташков|
|Status||City and administrative centre of the Ostashkov District in the Tver Region|
|Location||On Lake Seliger|
|Distance||190km north-west of Tver; 375km north-west of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||17,109 people (2014)|
|Titles/Awards||Historical City of Russia|
|City Day||Last Saturday of May|
Top recommendations in Ostashkov
Take a boat, bus or taxi to visit the Nilo-Stolobenskaya Hermitage which is located on an island in Lake Seliger.
Walk around the city to see the pretty historical buildings
Walk to Klichen Island to enjoy its beautiful natural surroundings.