OUR PICK #2
Once the medieval capital of Lithuania, Trakai has retained its historic charm. Set in the midst of three lakes, the town is famous for its picturesque landscape, with Lithuanians and travellers alike enjoying waterside walks, picnics and boating. Trakai’s main attraction is the magnificent Trakai Castle, which dates back to the 1400s and stands proudly on an island in Lake Galve. At a similar time to the castle’s construction, a Turkish speaking community known as the Karaims, or Karaites, settled in Trakai. Their culture and heritage can still be seen in the town today, particularly when it comes to food, with traditional pastries known as Kibinai on offer.