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Pargas

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Pargas (Parainen in Finnish) is the only town in Finland surrounded by water on all sides. This vigorous, idyllic town in the archipelago is known particularly for its lime works and Genuine Island Ginger Biscuits. Pargas organ days present international performers.

There are round the year services in Pargas: in the center the Hotel Kalkstrand for meetings and holidays, the splendid Airisto Holiday Club, Airisto Strand, Solliden Camping, and the cottages on the Björkholmen holiday island amongst others offer overnight accommodation. Coffee shops with an atmosphere, and restaurants for the epicure all guarantee a taste experience. One guest boat harbour is situated right in the middle of the town. At the boat harbour you can enjoy mini golf, or why not play a full 18 hole round on the Archipelago Golf Course?

You can see the largest open quarry in the Nordic countries, one hundred meters deep, from which limestone has been mined continuously since the 1300's. Get acquainted with the district museum, the industrial museum, or the narrow alleways in Gamla Malmen (the old city), enjoy a bun with coffee in Fredrikastugan or the Sattmark coffee shop. Why not spend a quiet moment in the sturdy grey stone church, or you could drop in to one of the special shops on the pedestrian street or visit the local vineyard, sheepfarm or the cigar factory?


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