Trakai is a town in Lithuania, located approximately 28 km south-west of its capital Vilnius, and is a former (the second known) capital city of Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Trakai Island Castle in a distance
Trakai is a very small town squeezed between the two lakes in the middle of scenic Trakai Historical National Park. It has earned enormous popularity among Lithuanians as a holiday destination, the image of Trakai Island Castle has almost become a trademark of Lithuania abroad. Gained an official status of a resort area since 4 Oct 2008.
Trakai Tourism Information Centre is conveniently located near the bus and train stations Vytauto St 69, ☎ +370 528 51934, mobile +370 672 09476 (trakaiTIC@is.lt, fax: +370 528 51934). May-Aug Mo 09:00-17:00, Tu-F 9:00-18:00, Sa-Su 09:00-15:00; Sep M-Th 08:00-17:00, F 08:00-15:45, Sa-Su 09:00-15:00; Oct-Apr M-Th 08:00-17:00, F 08:00-15:45.
By train or by bus from Vilnius. It takes 30-45 min. Tickets for the bus can be purchased at the bus station in Vilnius or directly from the driver and cost about 6 LTL (one way).
Trakai Island Castle in winter
Trakai is located along Lithuanian road A16 (part of European Route E28) and therefore easily accessible by car.
Trakai Peninsula Castle.
The town is small enough for everything to be reached on foot, but there are also buses running from the bus station (where the buses from Vilnius also arrive/depart) to the castle.
Užutrakis Manor in autumn.
View to the castle from Užutrakis manor terrace.
Trakai Island CastleKęstučio St 4, ☎ +370 528 53941 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 10:00-19:00. A 14th century Gothic residence of Lithuanian dukes, reconstructed in a 15th century style, Gothic with some Renaissance features. Most famous castle in Lithuania, probably symbol of medieval Lithuania itself. Many concerts and plays during summer season.15 LTL, excursion in foreign language 50 LTL.
Trakai Peninsula Castle. The older of the two castles of Trakai.
St. Mary Church. An important church, originally gothic, but strongly altered during the Baroque period.
KybynlarKaraimai St 29, ☎ +370 528 55179, mobile +370 698 06320 (email@example.com). Karaitian cousine restaurant. Reservation by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
KiubėtėVytautas St 3A (Entrance from Trakai St), ☎ +370 528 59160, +370 528 59160, mobile +370 686 39740 (email@example.com). Karaitian cuisine, authentic and adapted to European culinary traditions. Also offers premises for celebrations, events and tasting. Two rooms (on the ground floor and on the first floor) may be combined and take up to 80 guests.
Senoji kibininėKaraimai St 65, ☎ +370 528 55865 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 11:00-23:00. Oldest working restaurant dedicated to famous Karaitian dish, the kybyn. Opened in 1979. Karaite and Lithuanian cuisine.~30 LTL. (54.650709,24.9242063)
Academia RemigumKaraimai St 93A (NW of town, W of the island castle), ☎ +370 698 13777 (email@example.com, fax: +370 528 22298). Has a four-star hotel, rowing club, restaurant Remus, and a Rowing museum.
Aleksandra (B & B) Šaudyklos St 6, ☎ +370 528 52811, mobile +370 672 77 656 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ekologiška pirtis (Eco Sauna) (B & B) Birutės St 16A, ☎ +370 528 51121, mobile +370 652 63287 (email@example.com). Cabin for 2-4 persons. TV, WC, shower, fireplace, ecological sauna.Price season-depending.
Homestead Trakai(Sodyba Trakai), Akmena St 7, Jovariškės village, LT-21101 Trakai municipality (West of Trakai town), ☎ +370 528 74467, mobile +370 688 29396, +370 698 22889 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +370 528 74467). 70 beds total, 30-40 LTL per bed. (54.65546,24.880827)
Panorama HostelŽalioji St 7 (NW of town, arrival and departure coordinated in advance by phone or email), ☎ +370 528 51420, mobile +370 699 61330 (email@example.com). Sauna 25 LTL per person (but not less than 500 LTL/evening), 2 conference halls for rent, for up to 40 people (inclusive of dishes, tablecloths) 1000 LTL/evening, accommodation per person 50-60 LTL (one night, without breakfast), the whole house rental for 24 hr 700-000 LTL..
Poilsis Trakuose (B & B) ☎ Mobile +370 698 07204 (toll free: Skype center.three, firstname.lastname@example.org). By the Lake Babrukas, a family-run complex. Offers apartments with a TV set, free Wi-Fi, and free tea and coffee. Free private parking site.(54.629472,24.922681)
Camp Site "Slėnis" ("Valley")(Kempingas slėnyje), Slėnis St 1 (North of town, on the other side of Galvė lake, on the way to Užutrakis estate), ☎ +370 528 53880 (email@example.com, fax: +370 528 53880). Fully equipped camp site, cabins, manor-style rooms, hotel-type accommodation. Has a conference hall in a manor building.Prices are season-depending.