Trakai Historical National Park

National Park in Trakai

Lithuania's smallest national park at 82 sq km, this reserve encompasses Trakai's historic monuments, lakes and forests.

Trakai's Island Castle is its focal point; a 700m walk south are the ruins of the Peninsula Castle. Lakes comprise around 20% of the national park, with island-studded Lake Galvė drawing canoers and kayakers during the sunny months. Birdwatchers, meanwhile, head to the forests covering one-third of the park's land.

The tourist office is the best port of call for information about water sports and other outdoor activities around the park.