Make a holiday home in Aakirkeby your home away from home
The island of Bornholm to the east of Denmark is a delicious mix of everything a tourist can hope for in a holiday destination; a coastline boasting lovely sandy beaches as well as rugged rock formations and a hinterland covered in lush pine forests. Bornholm is also home to a number of historical attractions and museums where one can discover what life was like here centuries ago. Bornholm South is favoured by holidaymakers thanks to Mediterranean-esque beaches and the luxurious holiday accommodation in Aakirkeby and other towns on this Baltic island. Visitors are housed in simple yet inviting refurbished farmhouses filled with cosy contemporary furnishings. These houses are set in verdant landscapes and are embellished with features to cater to every need. Among the facilities guests will find in their Aakirkeby holiday homes are Internet access, DVD players and satellite TV.
Things to do
-Museums: Bornholm is a place rich in history. History seen in well-preserved artefacts in places like the NaturBornholm Museum. Residents of Aakirkeby holiday homes will not need to get out of the town to tour this amazing facility. It is situated on one of the highest points of the area and offers breathtaking panoramas of the island. More importantly it is a place where visitors can learn more about Bornholm’s unique geology. Art lovers will want to spend time at the Bornholms Kuntsmuseum which contains the works of renowned Danish artists.
-Historical sites: Apart from the museums one can find out more about Bornholm’s history by visiting such sites as Nyker and Nylars. These two are ancient churches found in Bornholm South and are the smallest of four similar churches on the island. They are known by their distinct round shape. Aakirkeby holiday rental residents willing to travel to the extreme north of the island will be rewarded with the sight of the Hammershus castle ruins.
-Beaches: A holiday on the sandy beaches of southern Bornholm is similar to time spent on the shores of Greece’s Mediterranean islands. On the southernmost point of Bornholm is the Dueodde Beach, arguably the prettiest on the country’s Baltic shores. It is characterised by pure white sands and dunes blown into shape by incessant winds. From the Dueodde Lighthouse visitors can enjoy stunning sea views.
-Nature walks: Holiday homes in Aakirkeby will also put travellers within easy reach of Denmark’s third largest forest. Here they’ll find hiking trails that will guide them through the pine tree-filled landscape and up to the lookout tower where they can savour mesmerising views.
-Gastronomy: Those staying in Aakirkeby self-catering holiday rentals can take time off cooking and sample the delicacies on offer in Bornholm’s restaurants. Kadeau enjoys a sublime spot on the island, allowing diners to gaze out over the Bornholm South coastline while they dig into authentic Nordic cuisine. Christianshojkroen is the place to go for innovative Danish specialities in an intimate setting.
Weather in Aakirkeby
This locale enjoys the temperate, cool climate experienced in most other parts of Denmark. Between July and August, when most visitors head to Bornholm South in search of white-sanded beaches from which to bask, average highs are recorded at a far-from-sweltering 22°C. In fact holidaymakers booked into Aakirkeby holiday homes at this time can expect some showers. The probability of showers increases in September although conditions are still good for holidaying then. Winter visitors will have to contend with temperatures in single digits and which on occasion drop to freezing.
Travel to Aakirkeby
The Bornholm Airport is the closest to this town but it is mostly used to ferry passengers to the island from the Danish capital, though it does receive traffic from Oslo, Berlin and Mallorca in summer. Most visitors will therefore jet into the country through the Copenhagen Airport. Bornholm can also be reached by ferry. From April to October visitors from Germany and Poland can travel to Ronne and Nekso ports.