Kekar Island is one of the most remote and most populated islands that make up the Åland Archipelago. It stands out for its picturesque nature and several architectural monuments.
Tourists often visit Kekar for the opportunity to spend time in a comfortable campsite on the Baltic coast, ride forest paths on bicycles, master local cliffs and even sailing. The island is also recognized as the windiest and hottest (in summer) of all that are included in the archipelago, therefore, such conditions themselves are favorable in order to master this sport.
On the territory of Kekar island there is a small port near which the hotel is located. Other ferries, which make excursion rides to neighboring islands, constantly run from the pier. On the pier you can rent one of the boats.
Kekar island is called by many a paradise in the Finnish archipelago. An incredibly calm and relaxing atmosphere reigns here, which at the same time encourages romantic exploits.
From the old days, the remains of the Franciscan monastery, which was built in the 15th century, the church from the Middle Ages, the settlement of people dating back to the Bronze Age, as well as the museum of the island, remained on the island.
Location: Kekar Island, 22730, Aland Islands
Coordinates: N 59.92143100, east 20.90916400
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A true paradise for sailing enthusiasts is the southern island of the Åland archipelago - Kyokar. It is located 28 km from Mariehamn and 74 km from Turku. Kokar is popularly known as the "island of the pirates of the iromancers." A small ferry delivers those who wish to visit this "adventure country" in 2.5 hours. On the island you can see the parking of a Bronze Age man, the ruins of a Franciscan monastery and the majestic medieval church of gray granite. There is also a museum of the island, which has collected household items, boats and photographs in its walls.