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 a beautiful village with an interesting history and amazing Teutonic castle. It is very quiet and peaceful, at least in the off season. I went at the end of April so it wasn't crowded once the tour group left. It was a nice break from Vilnius, which is also beautiful.
Caitlin
Germany
April 29, 2017
10
Exceptional
The castle very beautiful, responsive people. Hotel near the castle, nice staff. Hotel Viva Trakai very nice restaurant, delicious meals.
Dzigunda
Latvia
March 13, 2017
10
Exceptional
Must see in Lithuania, spectacular scenery of architecture, lakes and forests. Visit Lithuania and do not see Trakai Castle is like visit Paris and miss Eiffel-Tower. Do not forget enjoy "kybinyi", local specialty.
Roman
Czech Republic
May 31, 2017
8
Very Good
Beautiful location but can be visited easily in a day trip - from Vilnius via public transport. Stay longer with your own vehicle.
Pam
United Kingdom
May 29, 2017
6
Review score
The lake and the palace was very beautiful. Suggest better to trip in summer.
Kristina
Latvia
March 22, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Trakai

IDW Esperanza Resort

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 257 reviews

$188

Average price per night
Apvalaus stalo klubas

9 Wonderful

Score from 436 reviews

$105

Average price per night
TonyResort

8.6 Excellent

Score from 553 reviews

$92

Average price per night
Rowing Hotel

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 162 reviews

$81

Average price per night
Margis

8.6 Excellent

Score from 289 reviews

$102

Average price per night
Villa Sofia

9.6 Exceptional

Score from 111 reviews

$69

Average price per night
Trasalis - Trakai resort & SPA

7.1 Good

Score from 535 reviews

$58

Average price per night
Salos

7 Good

Score from 82 reviews

$62

Average price per night
Old Town Trakai Apartment

9.7 Exceptional

Score from 94 reviews

$87

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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