The Essential
Enviably located on the shores of Lake Plateliu at the heart of the Zemaitija national park, Plateliai has fine old buildings plus the park visitor centre (a mine of useful information). The village draws yachting types who come to sail on the lake's clear waters. Boats can be hired at the yacht club, or alternatively discover the flora and fauna in the parkland around the former Soviet miltary base of Plokstine.