The Örö fortress has been a military are for a hundred years and offers an interesting view into the history of coastal defense from the time of the Russian Tsar to the modern times.
The nature and eand history of Örö is unparalled: the main sights are the barracks area, the batteries and the more modern defense bases. Nature walks and cobbled roads connect the sights. If you don’t want to walk on the trails, you can choose a bicycle. It’s nice to enjoy the warmth of the sauna after an active day on the island. The archipelago is an excellent place for different activities, both for those in need of adventure and also those in need of relaxation.
The island of Örö boasts many sandy and stone beaches, gorgeous capes, beautiful grasslands and moors. The nature is astonishingly diverse and many endangered species of plants and butterflies can be found here. Heather blooms abundently in the end of the summer. An important habitat is formed by the long sandy beached and gravel beaches, where rare plants can be found. There are two nature trails on the island, a northern trail called the ‘120 mm trail’ and a southern trail called the ‘6 inch trail’. The marked trails will let you get aquainted with all of the island. The Örö island is part of the Archipelago Sea nature park, and visitors to the island are therefore given special instructions for moving on the island.
Örö Beach Cafe is situated in the harbor, and sells cold drinks and tasty snacks. The Örö Restaurant serves delicious meals, the menu includes tastes specific to the archipelago and the Nordic countries with a Mediterranean twist. The restaurant seats 100 people, so you can enjoy you meal even with a bigger group.
Örö also offers accommodation in the form of appartments and cozy group rooms as well as hostel style rooms.
Please read more about Örö on the website www.luontoon.fi .
Hanko Lines operates a line to Örö from Hanko and Kasnäs on Fridays and Sundays. When travelling on the Day Cruise, the time spent on the island is 3 hours, which gives you ample time to explore the island and enjoy the guide and restaurant services.
Day Cruise from Hanko – buy your ticket here!
Day Cruise form Kasnäs – buy your ticket here!
You can also travel one way, for example on Friday to Örö and back on Sunday, or Sunday to Hanko or Hiittinen, if you have arrived on the island on other transportation. Please navigate your route in the ticket store here!
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Welcome to the enchanting Örö!