Goritsy, Russia

Goritzy is a small village in Russia, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the town of Kirillov, Kirillovsky District, Vologda oblast, Russia. It is best known for its two monasteries: the Kirillo-Belozerskiy monastery and the Goritsy Nunnery.

The Kirillo-Belozerskiy monastery is slightly more well-known, playing a role in the beginning and end of Ivan the Terrible's life. Although less grand, the setting of Goritsy Nunnery on the banks of the broad Skeksna River is stunningly beautiful. This ghostly building with pure white walls can be glimpsed through the forest, making it look like a vision out of a fairy tale.

Things to See & Do

* Kirillo-Belozerskiy Monastery
* Goritsy Nunnery

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus two four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7

Port Location – The port is located on the River Shekna.

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