Naantali in off-season: a walk in old-town, through Moominworld, and along the sea

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Founded in the 15th century, Naantali is one of the oldest towns in Finland. The city is located some 14 kilometers west of Turku and has about 20 000 residents. Naantali has a remarkable old town full of unique wooden buildings, an old sea harbour, the second oldest church in Finland, and it is the official home town of Moomins.

Naantali is also the official summer residence of the Finnish president. And while tourists flood the town in the summer, Naantali is still a magical place in the off-season: be it in the fall, winter, or spring. Some of Naantali's cozy and atmospheric botique hotels, giftshops, and restaurants are open during the off-season, inviting families with children (and even dogs) for an unforgetable trip to this fairytale town.