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. Plan your Trakai Historical National Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Trakai using our Trakai tour itinerary planner.
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  • The whole area around the castle is very nice and quite it also depends how many tourists are around.Best to explore is to rent boat.  more »
  • Much of the area around the castle is the park. The lake is nice. You can go boating. There is some hiking available. But the Main Event is the castle.  more »
  • Is a cultural heritage all over the urban centre of Trakai which reflects the important periods of Lithuania and Eastern Europe preserved to delights the visitor. I had the pleasure to visit it during the holiday of Ivana Kupala
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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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