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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[…]

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[…]

HSF and Hanko Eastern Harbour

Summer Events in Hanko

A lot of events are arranged in Hanko during the summer. The Hanko Regatta took place last weekend and the Music Festival ended yesterday. Many interesting events are still coming up! Events in July and August 11-17.7 Sanoma Hanko Tennis 2016 22–31.7 Hanko Bridge Week 27–31.7 SeaHorse Week 27.7 Sleepyhead Day[…]

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By following us you’ll get information and nice photos from Hanko, Finland! All blog posts from Villa Maija’s website will also be shared on social media. Additionally you’ll get attractive last-minute deals and information about cancellations and vacant rooms. twitter.com/villamaija facebook.com/villamaija plus.google.com/+HotelVillaMaijaHanko

The Sea is a Treat for all Senses

To see and hear the sea is calming and gives strength. The newspaper Helsingin Sanomat wrote as follows (05/12/2016): “You can feel the sea despite not seeing it. The sea has a calming effect through the senses. It has a distinctive sound, a rhythmic murmur with splashes. You can feel it through the humidity,[…]

HanGolf Fairway View in May 2014.

Golf Vacation in Southern Finland

The golf season is long in Hanko and the local golf course HanGolf has already been open for two months. Finland’s southernmost golf course is located in Täktom and with 18 holes it provides nice challenges both for beginners and for experienced golfers. From Villa Maija you’ll reach the golf course[…]

Villa Maija Main Building Hanko 2014

Springtime in Hanko is Fresh and Bright

Spring comes earlier to Hanko than to other parts of Finland. The first migratory birds arrive as early as the end of March. Around the same time the local golf course is opened. Spring flowers in the villa gardens and green boulevards give joy in May. The nature in Hanko is[…]

Kappelisatama, Hanko, Finland. Sunset in Autumn 2015. Hotel Villa Maija.

The Beautiful Sunsets of Hanko

You can experience spectacular sunsets in Hanko during all seasons. We made a video presenting the best spots. Viewing a sunset on the southernmost tip of Hanko Tulliniemi (“Uddskatan”) is unforgettable. That’s the southernmost point of Finland.

Hanko a paradise for bird watchers – Hotel Villa Maija

Hanko is a Paradise for Birdwatchers

Hanko is situated perfectly for birdwatching in Finland. The first migratory birds arrive to the Hanko peninsula and annually you can see approximately 270 different species. During fall, the funnel-shaped peninsula attracts a lot of south-west moving birds to a fairly narrow strip of land. The shores of Hanko are shallow and the sheltered inlets[…]