One of the ways to rise the performance of those attending meetings is ensuring their appetite is satisfied. Local restaurants offer European cuisine together with complimentary national meals or Dzūkian specialities. Tourist enjoy potato loaves, sea buckthorn berries, granny cakes, fish stew and others.
Good geographical location/position makes Alytus an easily reachable destination. Surrounded by forests this city is just an hour away from the capital Vilnius and it takes even less time to reach it driving from Kaunas international airport.
Those who tour the city observe residential housings, institutions, churches and a synagogue that were built in the second half of the 19th century. Also Alytus has the highest pedestrians and cyclists bridge in the country, that was built across river Nemunas. Documented in the book of records this bridge is one of most recognizable attractions in the city. A short visit to dozens of museums will unveil the history of the city and surrounding vicinities.
The third of Alytus city is designated to green areas. Parks, flower gardens with walking and cycling trails are there for recreation and active leisure. For those who want to catch a glimpse of local wildlife, it is recommended to visit the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve. It is the oldest protected territory in Lithuania and a part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Reserve Visitors Centre offers bird watching, educational tours to learn more about protected species, and a visit to an observation tower overlooking the lake of Žuvintas. Different protected parks cover Alytus district, which has more than 70 lakes and boast the peacefulness and goods of expansive pine forests.
As a capital of the Dzūkija – one of Lithuania’s ethnographic regions, Alytus lays claim to a long-standing tradition of hospitality. Visitors are welcomed to taste different alcoholic beverages while touring one of the most locally-known Lithuanian companies - Alita. Local restaurants surprise tourist with authentic dishes that locals and passers-by stop to taste.
Those who organise an event or hold conferences, trainings in the city enjoy environment rich with historical, architectural, and natural resources such as lakes and rivers. Visitors attending conferences related to the manufacturing industry benefit from touring the city. This is because they get direct contact and input from manufacturers of wood, food beverages and others.
The city has its own rhythm of life. Those attending the conference can spend their free time in an interesting combination of reenergizing and relaxing activities. Water bodies in the district are widely used for canoeing or rafting. The conference attendees may engage in kart racing, pool, bowling, paintball, air soft, practice archery. For more extreme entertainment Alytus offers zorbing, bungee jumping or fun in local adventure park.
Sport fans and guest are welcomed to the renovated multifunctional entertainment and sports complex to hold an event themselves or attend international sport games. Centre facilities meet international standards. Other interesting activities for visitors of the city include going to the theatre spectacles or cultural events.
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