Pori The Essential
Pori is well known outside of Finland's borders for its jazz festival, which takes place in mid-July. For a week, the town lives, eats and sleeps jazz. The main outdoor concerts take place in the verdant setting of Kirjurinluoto island and on the lovely Yyteri beach (at Meri-Pori, 20km to the northwest), which is popular with windsurfers. But Pori is also a major sea port - albeit sited 20km away at Kokemäenjoki - and its main industries are wood and chemical products.