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Alytus Tourism
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S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno g. 1,
LT-62137, ALYTUS
Phone: +370 315 52010,
+370 687 07 703
Fax +370 315 51982
info@alytus-tourism.lt
Enterprise code 149994436

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From June till August
I - V 9.00 - 18.00
VI 9.00 - 15.00
From September till May
I-IV 8.00 - 17.00
V 8.00 - 16.00
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History of Alytus District

The territory of Alytus region spread along the northern side of Dzukija land of the Dainava plains through the hilly highlands of Dzukija till the bends of the biggest Lithuanian Nemunas River, which splits the region in a half. This territory is divided into 11 neighbourhoods. In addition to that, the region may boast of its rich cultural heritage and splendid nature: rapid rivers, pure lakes abundant in fish, and green forests perfect for trips and recreation. On their arrival, visitors will discover the beautiful sights and also hospitality of the locals, old handicrafts, and modern businesses, all in combination of tradition and modernity.

 

Butrimonys Village is famous for its triangular square, the only one which has remained in Lithuania. The square was built in the 20th century and was surrounded by houses of merchants and craftsmen. The square layout and central street network have been declared a Lithuanian urban monument.

 

Daugai Village is a lake resort with most of its area located on the peninsula of Didziulis (Daugai) lake. One of the biggest lakes in Dzukija attracts lots of visitors from tourists to fishermen as it offers perfect conditions for camping, hiking and rower training. The historical town centre is on the list of urban monuments.

 

Nemunaitis Village situated on the picturesque banks of the Nemunas River and almost entirely surrounded by woods. It has been known for its mineral springs since the 19th century.

Pivasiunai Village, also known as Siluva of Dzukija, is famous for its feast of the Assumption, which is called Zoline. It is celebrated in August in tie wooden church of St. Mary‘s Accepting to the Heaven. The church is also known for its magical painting of St. Mary. A good location for recreation is the lake of Ilgio, nearby the church.

 

Punia Village is situated at the confluence of the Nemunas River and Punelė. It was made famous by the mound of Punia, which is also called Margiris Mountain, overlooking one of the most brilliant views in Lithuania.

 

Simnas Village was established in the 16th century by the lakes of Simnas and Giluitis. The historical town centre has been enlisted as an urban monument.