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View to Alytus town from its ancient location, Alytus Hill fort (coordinates 54.39663, 24.08001).

Alytus is an industrial town and unofficial capital of Dzūkija region.

Alytus Tourism Information Center S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno St 1 (1st floor of a 5 storey building, next to the bank in the centre), +370 315 52010, mobile +370 687 07703 (, fax: +370 315 51982). Jun-Aug M-F 09:00-18.00, Sa 09:00-15:00; Sep-May M-Th 08:00-17:00, F 08:00-16:00. Provides all regular tourist services, sells maps, souvenirs and various publications. (54.39828,24.04881)


The city lies on the banks of the Nemunas River. First mentioned in the Chronicles of Wigand of Marburg in 1377, it was then a wooden fortress guarding the Lithuanian frontier with the Teutonic Order. 15 Jun 1581 Alytus was granted Magdeburg rights. After the WWII Alytus gradually developed as industrial city and now produces around 4.6% of the total industrial production in Lithuania.

Industry now is concentrated in the northern districts, while the small centre is rather pleasant and full of greenery; the further away the southern scenery soon becomes rustic and slightly deceptive. Outdoor recreation area stretches along the loops of Nemunas river south and south-east of the city.

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  • Archery (Club Green Bow), During warm season: Miškininkai St 3, during cold season: Volungė St 2 (Alytus aerodrome in summer and Volungė school premises in winter), +370 620 54145 (). M-F 15:00-17:00. By prior arrangement. ~€10/h per person.
  • Hot air balloon flight Mokyklos St 11, Pocelonys village, Alytus district (21km SE of Alytus, S of the road No 128, W of Daugai town), Mobile +370 615 70543 (). Flights in the morning or evening any day since spring to early autumn; in winter flights are possible at any day time. Duration 1-1.5h. Regular flight (group of 4 adults) ~€75/h per person, personal booked flight €290/h per person. (54.35202,24.25834)

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