Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2004
Size of heritage: 194 ha
- Buffer zone: 2,455 ha
The Kernavė Archaeological site, about 35 km north-west of Vilnius in eastern Lithuania, represents an exceptional testimony to some 10 millennia of human settlements in this region. Situated in the valley of the River Neris, the site is a complex ensemble of archaeological properties, encompassing the town of Kernavė, forts, some unfortified settlements, burial sites and other archaeological, historical and cultural monuments from the late Palaeolithic Period to the Middle Ages. The site of 194,4 ha has preserved the traces of ancient land-use, as well as remains of five impressive hill forts, part of an exceptionally large defence system. Kernavė was an important feudal town in the Middle Ages. The town was destroyed by the Teutonic Order in the late 14th century, however the site remained in use until modern times.
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Large airport - 25 mi (41 km) Kaunas International Airport
Medium airport - 30 mi (49 km) Šiauliai International Airport
Medium airport - 89 mi (144 km) Hrodna Airport
Medium airport - 94 mi (152 km) Barysiai Airport
Medium airport - 96 mi (155 km) Białystok-Krywlany Airport
Small airport - 141 mi (227 km) Riga International Airport
Large airport - 145 mi (233 km) Minsk International Airport
Large airport - 146 mi (236 km) Warsaw Chopin Airport
Large airport - 246 mi (396 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Kunigiskiai I
- Kunigiskiai II
- Ramoniskiai I
- Ramoniskiai II