Trakai lies in the eastern part of the Republic of Lithuanian, 25 km to the west of the capital city, Vilnius and 80 km north to the city Kaunas. It covers an area of wooded lake land in eastern Dzukija, which is centred on the historical town of Trakai. In this unique and compact ensemble of natural and cultural heritage which reflects important periods and events in the history of Lithuania and Eastern Europe as a whole, you can see a beautifully preserved cultural landscape centred on an historic town and castles which are nestled in lake land. Here there are traditional agricultural villages, fields and areas where primaeval natural formations still survive.