The Chapel Harbour (Kappelisatama) is an important historical harbour in Hanko. Thanks to its sheltered location the bay has been used by fishermen and merchants for centuries. Apparently the bay has been used already during the Viking Age, but the first documented descriptions originate from the 13th century. The bay is located on the northwestern[…]
Welcome to Hotel Villa Maija!
Villa Maija offers unique villa style accommodation in Hanko Finland, in a traditional environment but with all modern conveniences. In addition to accommodation Villa Maija also offers an atmospheric venue for smaller family celebrations and company events.
Baltic Sea Marathon, the southernmost marathon in Finland, is arranged in Hanko on Saturday October 1st, 2016. The official distances are full marathon, half marathon, and quarter marathon. The route goes through beautiful landscapes on the Hanko peninsula. You’ll run along the shores of the Baltic Sea and in Täktom you’ll find yourself surrounded by traditional forest[…]
Thanks to its southern location, the autumn in Hanko can sometimes feel like summer. There is a clear difference compared to the inland, which is best seen through the nature. But also the air feels warmer, especially during the nights, thanks to the warm seawater. On a beautiful autumn day, you should definitely[…]
The extraordinary nature of Hanko has always inspired photographers and artists. Come and enjoy a creative weekend by the sea together with other like-minded photographers! Hanko Photo Festival is this year held as a one-day event on Saturday, September 3rd, at the City Hall. The program includes interesting topics around nature and landscape photography.[…]
The national top riders from Finland gathered in Hanko for the SeaHorse Week in July 2016. The annual show jumping competition is arranged in a beautiful park environment in the middle of the city. Prix de Villa Maija was competed on the last day of the week and the winner was Joni Koivusalo with the[…]