The Great Island of Zarasas lake is like a heart of the town, which warmly welcomes and locals and strangers, who comes to visit it. It seems incredible, but the island covers an area of 44 ha. There was an area, where trees were raised for greening of the town and now here is the main place for sport and cultural events. There is also the town beach.
The Great Island is in one the largest lakes of town, occupying more than 313 ha. During the First World War, the island was connected to the mainland by underwater bridge, built by German soldiers. Later the only way to reach the island was by boat. In 1958 at the narrowest point between island and mainland was built the causeway. In the island was built the stage, race track and small roads covered with asphalt
When 20-year-olds and older people hear the title of Great Island, they think first about active musical life. During three summer months there are organised a couple of concerts, several festivals and traditional events: concerts of traditional Zalvynė gathering, creativity camps for participants, dissemination projects of art of summer cinema, review of a movie, regional song festival, calendar holidays (such as Mardi Gras and St. John festival), summer season opening festival and sports events.
Whose, who don’t like the loudness and crowds of people, can enjoy stilly swimming at island’s beaches. Active sport lovers will attract the biggest wakeboarding park in the Baltic States, cable system 572 meters long.
Not only for unique wakeboard track but and for well-developed infrastructure of water activities in summer there are a lot of holidaymakers who are rowing boat, stand up paddle boards and canoeists in training and also fishermen. Who likes fishing will be not disappointed because the lake is large, deep and full of fish.
The nature here is closer than you can imagine, and the water is so clear, like a crystal-clear mountain river.
You can see a spectacularly beautiful panorama from the shore: the island is surrounded with the trees and renewed beach welcomes you to spend more time here, to enjoy sun and breeze.
After the valuation of a beauty of the island, we recommend to visit Zarasai town, which is called the capital of lakes. Also, you should visit one of the main tourist attractions – observation wheel, which opens nice view of the lake with islands. Let’s get to know an interesting and rich Zarasai region!
Zarasas Grand Island, Unnamed Road, Zarasai 32104, Lithuania