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 side of the Hanko peninsula, quite close Hangonkylä harbour. The name itself comes from a chapel that existed in the area during the Middle Ages. As late as in the 1950s there were more than 50 fishermen working in the harbour. Nowadays it’s used mainly by the citizens of Hanko as a small boat harbour.
From Villa Maija it’s around 3,7 km to the Chapel Harbour. In other words, you can easily reach this beautiful place either by walking or bicycling.
Photo Gallery – Chapel Harbour (Kappelisatama)