"Vievis - small city between Vilnius and Kaunas" Vievis by Raimix

Vievis Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 16 photos

Vievis front-page name that it is "small city between Vilnius and Kaunas" very good fits to it. At first, it is due to that Vievis appeared (in middle of XVI century) and grown up thanks to Vilnius-Kaunas road. Vievis has autobahn and railroad both. What is more, Vievis is located in quite strange place - it is like "crossroad" of all former (and existing) Lithuania' capitals - Kernave, Trakai, Kaunas, Vilnius. It is a crossroad and you can choose to that capital to move. From Vievis: Trakai is about 18 km, Kernave 23 km, Kaunas 60 km, Vilnius 40km. In that crossroad even bar built and name of it is "Four capitals" :)

I guess that Vievis is not a tourism place, it doesn't have any information centre or so on, it doesn't have very much to see. But it is nice place when people travellers want simply to see how Lithuania's "off the beaten path" looks and to compare it to tourist spots. What is more, if you move the road "Vilnius-Kaunas" or "Trakai-Kernave", definitely Vievis can be like short stop between these tourist places.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:good example of provincial place, city was one of Orthodoxic centres in Lithuania.
  • Cons:Not much to see, no tourism facilities.
  • In a nutshell:Small city between four Lithuania' capitals :)
  • Last visit to Vievis: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2007 at 11:43 AM

    I saw this orthodox church several times from the bus or car when passing by.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 12:42 AM

    Like for Holger, the interesting fact for me is exisiting of Orthodox church here since XVII century

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2006 at 5:51 AM

    Raimis, fabulous page with brilliant photos. I especially like your picture of the Russian Orthodox church. I probably came through Vievis on my train trip from Vilnius to Kaunas.

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