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Visitors wanting to escape the city for more peaceful surroundings are in luck. Located only 28 km from the capital, Trakai is a must visit. The picture perfect lakeside town occupies a special place in the history of the country - it was once the centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Trakai's central attraction is the reconstructed castle that sits on a small island in the middle of the lake upon whose shore much of the town was built.
Visitors wanting to escape the city for more peaceful surroundings are in luck. Located only 28 km from the capital, Trakai is a must visit. The picture perfect lakeside town occupies a special place in the history of the country - it was once the centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Vytautas the Great, the 15th century ruler of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, invited the Karaites to Trakai, and their cultural mark on the town can still be seen today. In fact, the town's signature dish is the traditional Karaite pastries – kibinai. Make sure to try one (or many, they're very moreish!). Trakai's central attraction is the reconstructed castle that sits on a small island in the middle of the lake upon whose shore much of the town was built. The walk from the lakefront to the castle across the specially built walkway is one of the most magical moments you'll experience on your trip. But it's not just the castle that makes Trakai special. The area surrounding the town is one of immense natural beauty, with lots of forest and marsh paths to explore around the town. And you'll also find that you can take a boat ride around the lake, allowing you to experience the beauty of the town from a totally different angle.

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