Lithuania, Lithuania Best Lithuanian Lakes Mini Guide by Arek Siara

Lithuania has more than 2,800 lakes and on top of that, over 1,600 smaller ponds. Great for sports, seasonal entertainment and other activities, explore the lakes of Lithuania.

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Lake Galvė is in Trakai and has 21 islands, one of which houses Trakai Island Castle. The lake and most of the other lakes surrounding the castle and city have myths and legends connected to them, most about a tragic love story. The lakes and castle are therefore also said to be haunted.

Lake Galvė

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Lake Drūkšiai is located partly in the northeastern part of Lithuania and partly in the Vitebsk Voblast, in Belarus. It is the largest lake of the country, covering about 44.5 square km.

Lake Drūkšiai

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Tauragnas, situated in Aukštaitija National Park near Tauragnai in Utena County, is the deepest lake in Lithuania at 60.5 metres deep.

Lake Tauragnas

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Asveja Lake, part of the Asveja Regional Park, established in 1992, is the longest lake in the country at 22km. The park protects a glacial landscape that includes 30 lakes.

Asveja Lake

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Lake Sartai's 79 km shoreline is the longest one in Lithuania. There are six islands in the lake and the place was famous for the annual horse races that had been organised on the frozen lake near Dusetos.

Lake Sartai

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Lake Žuvintas is a shallow lake in the Alytus district in central Lithuania. It is the shallowest lake in Lithuania and is only 3m deep at its deepest point. It is, however, a paradise for water birds and other flora and fauna.

Lake Žuvintas

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Lake Plateliai is the biggest lake in Samogitia and is the central attraction in the Žemaitija National Park. It has seven islands, one which houses a castle. The lake, one of the clearest around, has both diving and yacht clubs.

Lake Plateliai

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Established in 1974, it is the oldest of the five national parks in Lithuania. One of the most famous sights in the park is Ladakalnis Hill. From the top visitors can see six glacial lakes.

Aukštaitija National Park

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