The islands of St. Petersburg — Kamenny, Krestovsky. Yelagin


The always flowing Neva River branches off into a series of canals, forming many islands. Three of them form a special group, being dubbed “islands” in the 1830s and actually having the word as part of their names - Yelagin, Krestovsky and Kamenny islands.

St. Petersburg is a city in which land and water exist in harmony. The always flowing Neva River branches off into a series of canals, forming many islands. Three of them form a special group, being dubbed “islands” in the 1830s and actually having the word as part of their names - Yelagin, Krestovsky and Kamenny islands. Each one of these islands is interesting in its own way. Kamenny Island is home to an old, wooden theatre and church in which the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin had his children christened. On Yelagin Island visitors can stroll around its beautiful park and see its luxurious palace. Krestovsky Island is popular among those who love sport and relaxing in the fresh air. Each of these islands has long held its name as well as its unique history and a romantic atmosphere that has remained present even in the 21st century.