The town’s provincial museum, in an old Russian warehouse near Olavinlinna Castle, tells of local history and the importance of water...
A standout lake trip, century-old M/S Puijo travels from Savonlinna to Kuopio on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am (one way €90, 10½...
Heads to/from Lappeenranta (€69, 8½ hours) roughly twice weekly from early June to mid-August; the fare includes return bus transfer to...
By the kauppatori and harbour, this has a great summer terrace, perfect for a sundowner, and a cosy lounge area. It's better for drinks...
Closest to Olavinlinna Castle, this is the best of the summertime food options that cater to the pre- and post-opera crowd. This offers...
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Alongside the museum in a delightfully ramshackle wooden building, this terraced restaurant gets back to basics in medieval style. Waiters dressed as monks bring out beer in tankards and meat on skewers. Views of the castle are superb.