Trakai and the Island Castle, Lithuania
Trakai and the Island Castle, Lithuania Reviews
My trip to Trakai and the Island Castle Sep 30, 2014
It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect for a day trip to Trakai from Vilnius. Called the VilniusCityTour company for reservation and scheduled a trip early in the morning. They picked me up from the hotel and they also picked few other tourists from from other hotels on our way. The mini van was comfortable and the tourist guide (English speaking) was excellent. We came to know a lot about Lithuania during the trip otherwise it would have taken days to know.
Trakai is a historic city and lake resort in Lithuania, only about 17 miles (28 km) west of vilnius. There are 200 lakes and 21 islands in that region. Trakai town is also built on water and the town is surrounded by lakes. One of the main attraction of Trakai is Karaims (or Karaites) a small Turic speaking religious & ethnic group settled to Krakai in 1397 - 1398 from Crimea now only 30 families are were left in the town. Traditional Karaim pastry is one of the speciality in the town.
Another attraction in Krakai is the Island Castle, which was built in early 14th. century. This is a must visit place when you are in Vilnius, for someone who like to take photos. There are many activities available like museums, trips by boats, yachts or steam boat, swimming or diving, fishing, camping, or visit the cafes. I consider walking in the city or just sitting near the lake also relaxing and enjoyable.
The price to enter the Castle Tower is 21 Litas + 4 Lists to have the permission to take photos. I was part of the tour group so their price included the entrance fee (so I was saved). I enjoyed the trip and it was affordable price too.
Part of the My Trip to Vilnius, Lithuania travel blog
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