CONTACTS
Alytus Tourism
Information Center

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

We work:
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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Punia - the Land of Dukes

Punia was first mentioned in written sources in 1382. However, it is believed that the famous Pilėnai fight took place namely on the Punia Mound in 1336 when defenders and castle dwellers chose tragic death in flame rather than surrender to Crusaders.
The Nemunas Loops Regional Park starts in Punia.

 

St. Apostle Jacob’s Church in Punia. It's a combination of baroque and classical styles. It was built in 1863. The first church in Punia was built in 1425. People tell that Vytautas Magnus ordered to build the church; therefore, he is honoured till now: inside the church, near the coat of arms of Punia, there is a portrait of this duke. Vytautas Magnus liked Punia and defended it from enemies numerous times. Here he had his residence.
 

St. George Tower-Shaped Stone Chapel is dedicated to commemorate the participants in the 1831 uprising. It is believed that the first church in Punia was built in the place where the chapel stands now.
 

According to legends, Duke Margiris had his castle, called Pilėnai, on the Punia Mound. It is said that in 1336 the famous Pilėnai fight took place here, and defenders and castle dwellers chose tragic death in flame rather than in the Crusaders’ prison. Nowadays it is one of the largest and most beautiful mounds in Lithuania.
A thorough archaeological research showed that a castle stood on the mound in the 13th-14th centuries. Later it was burnt and a new castle was built instead in the 15th century, which burnt again in the 16th century. A new big palace was built at the end of the same century. A wonderful panorama opens from the mound: a wide stripe of the Nemunas River and Punia Pinewood.

 

INTERNET SERVICES
Name Address Telephone Work hours
Punia Library Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District +370 315 68 677 II-VI 9.30-18.00

 

INFORMATION
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ACCOMMODATION
Name Contacts Rooms, places number
Services

Farmstead "Ymilsa"

www.ymilsa.lt

Vytauto str. 5, Raižiai Village, Punia Neighbourhood, Alytus District

Tel. +370 615 83 167

info@ymilsa.lt

9 rooms, 36 places

Banquet hall up to 60 places

In the house of the banquet halls the first floor has a spacious hall with fireplace, kitchen with inventory, two WC for the guests. On the second floor there is lounge, WC with shower cabin and four cozy bedrooms.
In the holiday house there are two bedrooms, sitting-room with fireplace and kitchen, also WC with shower cabin. Bedrooms have panoramic windows, where one can enjoy the view of nature and sunrise.
On the shore of the pond there is sauna house with spacious terrace, place to sit before sauna, shower cabin, WC and sauna. At one time in sauna can stay up to 14 persons. After sauna one can refresh oneself in the pond and on winter time, one can jump into the ice hole. In the farmstead there is a playground for children, beach volleyball pitch. Lovers of fishing can go fishing both on summer time and winter time on ice.

 

CONFERENCE HALLS
Name Address Contacts Services

Farmstead "Ymilsa"

www.ymilsa.lt

Vytauto str. 5, Raižiai Village, Punia Neighbourhood, Alytus District

Tel. +370 615 83 167

info@ymilsa.lt

Conference hall up to 60 places, projector.
Alytus District, Punia School-Multifunctional Centre Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District

Tel. +370 315 68 685

puniosmokykla.centras@gmail.com

Conference hall up to 20 places, multimedia, computer, sound system.

 

ENTERTAINMENT
Name
    Address    
Contacts   Entertainment
Educational programmes in Panemunė Dzūkas' Farmhouse in Punia Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District
                

+370 611 45 791

                             

Here one can learn how to make traditional potato rolls on cabbage leaves and find out ancient recipes of potato dish dressings. One can also learn what razavi pancakes mean. Ancient millstones are available in the porch of the farmhouse for making flower, which thereafter can be baked on the furnace in the outdoor summerhouse next to the farmhouse. Advent and Lenten fasting-day meals are also cooked. Education sessions of spinning, thread winding, wool picking, feather tearing, shackle stranding and sash plaiting are conducted.
Bicycle ride Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District +370 687 99 294 Conventional or electric-assisted bicycle ride along the towns and neighbourhoods of Dzūkija.
Carriage ride Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District +370 687 99 294 Carriage or wagon ride.
Nordic walking Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District +370 687 99 294 Nordic walking along the picturesque route.
Excursions around Punia
 
 

+370 315 68 683, +370 614 56 686

+370 687 99 294

P. Džervus

G. Laukaitis

Excursion in Algimantas Žemaitis' floriculture farm

Vilniaus str. 10, Punia Village, Punia Neighbourhood, Alytus District +370 686 84 314 During the excursion visitors can gain knowledge about the floral species which grow on the farm.
Excursion around Raižiai   +370 686 56 801 16 kilometers from Punia there is Raižiai village which is known as the Tatars’ living place since the 16th century. The wooden mosque of Raižiai built in 1889. Two sundials were unveiled near the mosque in 2010. One of them shows the local time and the other – the time of the Battle of Grunwald. They are unique sundials in Lithuania.
In order to commemorate the joint history of Lithuanians and Tatars, a monument to the Grand Duke Vytautas was solemnly unveiled in 2010 during the 600 anniversary of the victory of the Battle of Grunwald.
For the excursion please contact in advance with the local guide I. Makulavičius.
Recreational fishing Margirio str. 12, Punia Village, Punia Neighbourhood, Alytus District +370 685 75 778  Recreational fishing is organizing in Punia's pond whole year.

 

EXPOSITIONS (visiting by prior arrangement)
Name Address Telephone

Ethnographic Exposition

"Punia amžių bėgyje"

Alytus District, Punia School-Multifunctional Centre,

Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District

+370 315 68 685,

               +370 611 45 791                

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name Address Telephone
Punia Neighbourhood Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District

+370 315 68 640,

+370 687 99 594

Alytus District, Punia School-Multifunctional Centre Margirio str. 58, Punia, Alytus District +370 315 68 685
Post Office in Punia Kauno str. 3, Punia, Alytus District +370 315 68 641
Post Office in Raižiai Mokyklos str. 1, Norgeliškės Village, Punia Neighbourhood, Alytus District +370 315 42 241
The Regional Park of the Great Nemunas Loops Tylioji str. 1, Birštonas +370 319 65 613