Trakai is a small city situated west of Vilnius between the forests, lakes and hills. It is famous because of its majestic landscape and grand Castle in the middle of main Galvė lake. Through history Trakai was an important city for Lithuania, Lithuanian Grand Dukes made this city as headquarters for themselves, it was like a cradle of Lithuanian statehood – the capital of Lithuania. Today Trakai serves as a refugee for all who wants to get away from city and enjoy nature with beautiful landscape, maybe a yacht trip around one of the lakes and some amazing local food (kybyn). Kybyn were brought to Lithuania by Karaimes (people speaking the Turkic language), they live in Trakai from 14th century, however, managed to preserve their traditional cuisine and traditions.
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