Turku feels like a small town but offers the services, cultural events, as well as work and study places of a big city. Finding a pleasant rental apartment is effortless in this diverse city.
Turku feels like a small town but offers the services, cultural events, work and study places of a big city. In Turku everything is near or at least easily accessible by transport – including the SATO rental homes!
Turku is not only a charming summer city but also a vibrant and traditional population centre right by the sea in Southwestern Finland. Despite being the third-largest city in Finland, Turku has a small-town atmosphere. Around the centre everything is within walking or cycling distance. The residential districts are dotted around River Aurajoki, which passes through the city. Together with the neighbouring municipalities, Turku forms the centre of Southwest Finland with a multitude of services as well as work and study places.
Turku’s roots go deep in history. It was already Finland’s centre of education and a busy trade and shipping town in the Middle Ages. Today Turku is also a popular town for studies. Those into keeping fit will enjoy the city’s opportunities for sports and other physical activity from the urban parks to local nature trails, nature reserves and islands.
Turku is known particularly as a modern city of culture with theatres and lots of museums. Turku is also getting more and more famous as a food destination. There are several very classy restaurants by River Aurajoki, and fresh produce from the local area and islands is available around the year at the Turku Market Square and Market Hall.
The Turku Market Square is the heart of the convenient-sized city centre, with all the most important services from banks to pharmacies, offices and shopping opportunities found within a few blocks. The Market Square is also the hub for good local bus connections around Turku as well as neighbouring municipalities, such as Kaarina, Lieto, Raisio and Naantali. For transport links, see the Turku Region Traffic journey planner.
It is easy to travel from Turku to destinations all over Finland. From the main railway station there is a train almost every hour to Helsinki and Tampere, while the long-distance bus services to Pori and Rauma are also convenient.
Turku borders on the sea in the south and west, making it a gateway to destinations outside Finland – there are daily cargo as well as passenger services from the Port of Turku to Mariehamn and well as Stockholm. Turku also has a busy airport that hosts domestic as well as international flights.
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