Holiday in Naantali
Naantali’s reputation as a tourist destination dates back to the Middle Ages,when it was an important monastery town. Naantali’s first spa was opened in the town in 1863 at Kalevanniemi. Since then, the region has become well known as a spa destination, with our very own Naantali Spa, one of the most famous.
Naantali’s quaint old town and harbour do not fail to charm visitors. There are various museums and galleries, charming restaurants and lovely cafés, as well as rich local history to explore. During guided walking tours in the heart of the old town and on the beach you will for instance learn how the the spa culture arose, how the nuns lived, when Kultaranta resort got its first golf cart and how the tradition of the Seven Sleepers Day begun. And as the sun begins to set, the cafés, bars and restaurants of the city start to fill with guests.
For families with children or more adventurous holidaymakers, Naantali offers activities ranging from water sports and boating to sunbathing on the sandy beaches. There are also good opportunities to explore the beautiful woods, hills and beaches all around – on foot, bike or horseback. The popular Väski Adventure Island and Moominworld offer the whole family a day full of fun.
Naantali’s cultural heritage and attractions are complemented by the sights if nearby Turku. Interesting attractions, also in wintertime, include Turku Castle, Turku Cathedral and the museum of history and contemporary art Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. In addition, the many theatres, for example Turku City Theatre, Åbo Svenska Teater and the new Logomo event area, offer wonderful experiences to all tastes.
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