Joniškis – alpaca farm – Hill of Crosses – Naisiai – Gasčiūnai – Jakiškiai Manor
This route is especially fun: when you travel, you will visit the very cute and endearing animals and admire many exclusive and riveting places. The first stop is the alpaca farm, where you can not only see all kinds of animals, but also feed them and touch their soft wool. Joy and therapy not only for the little ones but also for the grown-ups!
And then – head in the direction of the Hill of Crosses. It is the only such attraction in the world for travellers, which features a special place with countless crosses. The next stop – Naisiai, the settlement which became the first "Small Capital of Culture" in Lithuania. The only museum of sculptures of the Baltic gods in Lithuania is located here, and is decorated with more than 50 oak sculptures of the Baltic gods. Other unique objects include the Birdhouse Museum, the Baltic Grassland Museum and the Šiauliai Regional Literature Museum which has been in operation for 37 years. There is also the Naisiai Paintball Centre. Have you ever experienced what a fun and always exciting pastime it is? If you’re hungry, you’ll find many different places to eat as you please: from restaurants to fast-food cafés, you certainly won’t be left hungry here.
The next stop on your trip is the Gasčiūnai Craft Centre. The community has established an ethnographic museum in the clay farm building, with over 2,000 various exhibits showing how our ancestors lived and worked on the land. This museum is open to anyone interested in learning more about this topic. The community also receives guests in its modern centre of traditional crafts, offers them educational programmes – teaches them how to make clay items, paint, carve wood, and so on.
Your last stop upon returning towards Joniškis – Jakiškiai Manor with a classicist manor house in the centre. This complex is a private cultural object protected by the state. After walking around the territory of the manor, you will return to Joniškis with wonderful impressions of the experience!