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Naantali, Finland

Naantali is Finland's most popular tourist town, and one you will fall in love with on your very fist visit and for ever after. The sea and archipelago cast their spell over the whole town, as do its rich history and modernity. The townscape is dominated by the Convent Church and, on three sides, the sea. The Guest Harbour in the centre of town and the inviting cafés and restaurants along the waterfront create an atmosphere evocative of Mediterranean evenings. The wooden houses in the old part of the town, the good places to eat, the charming boutiques, the quaint little lanes, the galleries and characterful inns explain why people keep coming back to Naantali.

Travellers were already discovering Naantali back in the 15th century, when pilgrims made their way to the Brigittine nunnery. Also dating from that era is the town's delightful, irregular layout, said to follow the paths once trodden by the pilgrims. Naantali's fame as a spa town has its roots in the 18th century, when people came to take the waters. Even today, Naantali is still possibly the Finnish spa town best-known to foreigners.

The Naantali Music Festival has been heralding in the Finnish festival season ever since 1980. The historical Convent Church provides a unique concert setting for the superb musicians who transport their listeners to the land of music. Chamber music is also performed in the idyllic little churches in the nearby region.

Kultaranta, the official summer residence of the Finnish President, is one of the most popular Naantali tourist attractions. The granite palace and its magnificent garden ablaze with thousands of roses tempt numerous visitors each year. Also at home in Naantali are the Moomins, the lovable characters who lead such a mundane but crazy life on their very own island.

Come to Naantali and bring along family, friends and colleagues. Treat your clients to an experience they will never forget. They cannot fail to enjoy it. Once you have decided to pay Naantali a visit, contact Naantali Tourist Service. The office there will propose a tailored package complete with prices, accommodation, concert tickets, restaurant bookings and anything else you may request. Naantali Tourist Service has years of experience as a professional agent for tourist services in and around Naantali, and all for no extra cost.

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