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You can find thousands of events and interesting places to visit in South Savo all year round. Saimaa, Puula, Kyyvesi and thousands of other lakes form a setting for experiences which will lift your spirit and create memories. Come and get yours!

For every taste.

For a gourmet enthusiast: Enjoy a snack in a market place or try out the excellent restaurants the region has. Fresh, local and organic ingredients guarantee a unique cuisine experience.

For a history buff: The Astuvansalmi cave paintings in Ristiina, Olavinlinna castle in Savonlinna and military history in the Mikkeli region.

For a nature lover: The national parks of Kolovesi and Linnansaari, Saimaa ringed seal and the fabulous gardens of Mikkelipuisto and Kenkävero.

For a culture vulture: Savonlinna Opera Festival, Gergijev Festival in Mikkeli, Art Centre Salmela in Mäntyharju, Savonlinna Ballet Festival and Savcor Ballet in Mikkeli.

For those on the go: Jurassic Rock in Mikkeli, water slide in Visulahti, open-air dance events at Syvälahti in Kangasniemi and Finnish Championship Vaakuna Rally in Mikkeli.

For a sport fan: the world’s biggest rowing event in Sulkava, St.Michel Horse Race Event in Mikkeli and Tour Skating in Rantasalmi.

For a lover of peace and quiet: Valamo monastery and Lintula convent in Heinävesi, the world’s biggest wooden church in Kerimäki and a wilderness cabin in Juva.

And much, much else!

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