On the way to Kaunas, we have stopped in the old town of Trakai. It is situated west of Vilnius between the hills, forests, and lakes. The shores of the peninsula on which it is located are washed by the waters of Lakes Galvė, Totoriškių, and Bernardinų (Lukos). This town, famous for its picturesque landscape and the legendary Trakai Castle from the 14th century, was a cradle of the Lithuanian statehood, an important military and political center, headquarters of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and the capital of Lithuania.