Trakai Vacations

Trakai is an interesting place to explore if you’re planning on visiting Vilnius, the capital city and administrative heart of Lithuania. The national capital boasts a population of 550,000 residents. Trakai lies 14 miles (23 kilometers) from Vilnius International Airport, and just 14 miles (23 kilometers) from the city center.

While you are in Trakai, be sure to spend a day taking in colorful neighborhoods like Vilnius, Pilies Street and Gediminas Avenue.

Holiday makers in Trakai, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, will love the cultural attractions nearby. Wander through the exhibits and savor the quiet atmosphere of the National Museum of Lithuania and the Museum of Genocide Victims. There are plenty of popular galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss the National Art Gallery and the Applied Art Museum. See local and touring talent strut their stuff at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

If you are into nature, visit the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. Read a book or newspaper in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Vingis Park.

Attractions like Three Crosses, Cathedral Square and Vilnius Cathedral are well worth visiting during your time in the area. Take the time to visit places of worship such as the St. Nicholas Church, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the St. John's Church. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and gain a deeper understanding of the impotence of faith in Trakai. For those who enjoy history, Vilnius’s past has been beautifully preserved at the Gate of the Dawn.

Zalgiris Stadium is a great place to spend an afternoon enjoying soccer, and to see local heroes, the FK REO Vilnius, in action. On game days follow the procession of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.

Finding somewhere suitable to base yourself close to the Trakai area couldn’t be easier. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Novotel Vilnius Centre, the Artis Centrum Hotels, and the popular Hotel Conti.


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