Hotel Villa Maija

September2016

The Most Beautiful Places in Hanko: Chapel Harbour

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[…]

Baltic Sea Marathon October 1st 2016

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[…]

When Autumn feels like Summer

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[…]