Visit Trakai: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Trakai
Trakai National Park
Trakai National Park embraces ancient monuments and beautiful natural terrain, wrapping around the historic town and the multitude of forests and lakes in its surrounds. Amidst the sights are the Old Town, with its traditional wooden houses built by the Karaite people, and the Trakai Island Castle – a romantic structure seeming to float on the surface of Lake Galvė.
Trakai Castle
Gothic Trakai Castle rises up, like a fairytale figment of your imagination, from the waters of Lake Galvė. The 14th-century stronghold fell to ruin after a brutal defeat at the Battle of Grunwald but has since been restored to its former majesty. It is now home to the Trakai History Museum, hosting exhibitions and re-enactments throughout the year.
Day trip to Vilnius
Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, is just half an hour’s drive out of Trakai. Established around the 1300s, the city is absolutely packed with historic landmarks, and its Old Town has earned status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a themed city tour to discover Vilnius through the ages, or find out more about the country as a whole at the National Museum of Lithuania.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Trakai is always a good idea! Great views, lake entertainments, food specialties. Highly recommended!
Aiste
Lithuania
September 19, 2016
8
Very Good
Autumn is very beautiful here. In summer it is more comfortable. Get a boat, stay in bar outside near lake. Winter season is quiet. You can rest, go to sauna or visit local museums.
Kaspars
Latvia
October 17, 2016
10
Exceptional
The castle was magnificent. It was extremely cold and windy outside but well worth the visit. Would have liked more time to do some more exploring of the area.
Valerija
Australia
October 6, 2016
10
Exceptional
Nice and quite. Good walking possibilities, enough culture heritage. Excellent restaurant of Lithuanian cuisine Railway station to Vilnius near to the Trasalis SPA
jelena
Latvia
November 9, 2016
10
Exceptional
Beautiful place. Visited in winter when lakes were frozen , amazing to be able to walk on them. Lots of interesting things to see and lovely walks.
Keith
United Kingdom
January 28, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Trakai

IDW Esperanza Resort

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 239 reviews

$145

Average price per night
TonyResort

8.6 Excellent

Score from 528 reviews

$60

Average price per night
Apvalaus stalo klubas

9 Wonderful

Score from 426 reviews

$68

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Rowing Hotel

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 144 reviews

$64

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Margis

8.6 Excellent

Score from 282 reviews

$85

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Salos

7 Good

Score from 83 reviews

$46

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Trasalis - Trakai resort & SPA

7.2 Good

Score from 492 reviews

$48

Average price per night
Villa Sofia

9.6 Exceptional

Score from 117 reviews

$59

Average price per night
Little Town Apartments

9.7 Exceptional

Score from 186 reviews

$32

Average price per night

Visiting Trakai you should definately try local cusine that differs from Lithuanian national dishes. It's called kibinine - a pie of different fillings that has reached Trakai by people called the Karaites, a Judaic sect and Turkic minority originating in Baghdad, which adheres to the Law of Moses. Their descendants - some 380 families - were brought to Trakai from the Crimea around 1400 to serve as bodyguards. So it's a must have to taste these pies.

There are a lot of waters in Trakai to get fresh fish for dinner, many of restaurants offer you already caught fish, but nothing compares with fish caught by your own. In TonyResort the restaurant will serve the fish for you that is caught in Resort's pound.

As I was visiting Trakai in November, no crowds were being to avoid. There were very few people hanging around seeking for warm place where to hide from autumn winds and rain.

Trakai is definately a place to walk, the most of it's sights should be discovered by foot. Either it's the very centre of Trakai or pine forest pathes.

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Describe the nature in Trakai.

Clean air near the forest, and the quiet rest is your guarantee

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Why do you recommend Trakai for food?

Karaime and Thatharian food here is awesome

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