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Samogitia(Žemaitija)
 

Samogitia(Žemaitija)

Žemaitija is the ethnic region located in the current north-western part of Lithuania .

 The town of Telšiai is considered to be the capital and Varniai – the second most important town of Žemaitija region.

The formation of a separate Žemaičiai tribe in the central part of current Žemaitija ended around the 5th century. Žemaitija was first mentioned in Volhynian (Ipat'evskaya) Chronicle in 1219 in the description of the Peace Treaty between Lithuanian and Volhynian Dukes. Of all Lithuanian ethnic groups in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania only Žemaitija enjoyed independent eldership rights that remained valid for almost 400 years. The turn of the 20th century saw the formation of the notion of Žemaitija based on the Žemaičiai dialect and the territory inhabited by them.

The boundaries of today’s Žemaitija region were set pursuant to this notion. Žemaitija people are also said to be stubborn and faithful. Crafts flourished in Žemaitija: carpenters built houses, made furniture and weaving wheels; coopers, clog makers, shoemakers, tailors, weavers, wheelwrights, blacksmiths, and tanners also had things to do. Potter’s craft was popular most of all; the prevalence of this craft and a diversity of articles brought Žemaitija ahead of all other Lithuanian regions. The town of Viekšniai has remained the centre of potters till the present. Crafts were followed by artistic pieces “for the soul”, monuments of small architecture. At the turn of the last century Žemaitija was dotted with wooden roadside shrines built on the ground or in trees as well as pillared shrines, roofed pillars and crosses decorated with polychromic figures of the Saints being the unique works of the region.

 The merriest holiday for Žemaitija people is Shrove Tuesday.

Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!