Featuring a major recreational marina, Hanko is the southernmost port-city which is most popular with the tourists during summer. Representing the sunny south of Finland by the Baltic Sea, Hanko is largely bilingual with Finnish and Swedish spoken in close proportions. Located on a peninsula, the vegetation within this region mostly consists of pine and low shrubs. Encompassing 90 small islands and islets, Hanko City promises over 30 kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches alluring visitors. Historically served as a naval base to the Soviet Union for over 30 years, Hanko has a remarkable past relating to wars and battles.
A major port facilitating Finnish imports and exports throughout the year, Hanko is situated to the east of Helsinki along the Highway 25. Well known as the venue of the Hangon Regatta yacht race, other interesting tourist attractions in Hanko include The House of the Four Winds, the Hanko Casino and the Bengtskar Lighthouse.