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Karakas

North of the national park Stenshuvud lies Karakås (the emphasis in the place name should be on the last syllable). In Karakås there are spacious parking spaces for anyone who wants to commit Stenshuvud north from. Otherwise, Karakås is primarily a place you visit to look at the apple house and shop in Kivik's temple shop.

Pioneer in fruit growers circles was undeniably Henrik Åkesson and still the family Åkesson is the owner of it all once called "the temple". The fact that fruit growing is so good here is about the climate conditions. The fruit trees' flowering is held back by the proximity to the cold sea in the spring and the long mild autumn makes the maturation time long.

Along the way out to Karakås lies, mainly east of the road, a number of larger villas, some farms and so, as a point on the whole, the Musteriet with factory and shop. The Äpplet house with popular restaurant Kärnhuset attracts many visitors. Here is everything that is worth knowing about fruit and fruit growing. All apple varieties in a well-kept demonstration garden are like a living library.

The Äpplet's house is arranged cider tests, the apple's history is shown, held lectures and invited to music entertainment. To the west of Karakås lies the famous arboretum of Kiviks Äsperöd. The nearest major city with service such as school, retirement homes, shops etc. is Ahus, one and a half kilometers north.

The road there passes a number of smaller shipping facilities, the beautiful sports center Solevi where Kivik's AIF houses, but also past Sågmöllan's coffee house and Bredarör, or Kiviksgraven or the royal excavation that many call it.

Text: Bo Olsson, Simrishamn

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