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Trakai Historical National Park, Trakai

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Encompassing the medieval capital of Lithuania and the countryside that surrounds it, Trakai Historical National Park represents the country's smallest national park and evokes the feeling of a by-gone era. Though only a short drive from the capital, the 8,200 hectare (20,263 acre) area features castles, historical farmsteads and villages, woodlands, manor houses, and little infrastructure away from the main attractions. Lakes make up a considerable portion of the park and help form the defenses of a popular tourist attraction--the restored 15th-century Trakai Island Castle. Rent a boat to explore the sights from the water. The castle area is also home to a number of souvenir shops selling traditional Lithuanian crafts. Once you've worked up an appetite, sample some kibinai, a traditional Karaite pastry, from a waterfront cafe. Before you head to Trakai, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Trakai holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Trakai has to offer, including Trakai Historical National Park.
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Where to stay in Trakai

Opulent hotels compete with homey guesthousees in Trakai. The luxurious logdings here feel more like resorts than hotels, where the amenities include in some cases their own lakes. If you're coming to see the city's main attraction, the island castle, consider a more budget-friendly bed and breakfast or homestay. While amenities are fewer, many compensate with great locations, some even with castle views, and will make you feel as if you are staying at a friend's cozy cottage.
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  • It is a a beautiful place, with the castle on an Island in the lake. It has a nice ambiance with people playing music all around and while you walk towards the castle. There is plenty of shops for sou...  more »
  • Our out of season visit to the park proved tranquil and quiet. All the boats on the lake not in used gave us a reminder of how busy it probably is during the season. The park is very beautiful with pl...  more »
  • For most visitors Trakai National Park is only the castle and the Trakai town itself. Which is a pity, indeed, because the park is also an impressive nature with numerous lakes, forests and bogs with ...  more »