T. Valavičius

A complex of wooden villas in Druskininkai

Healing waters, known even in distant places, have attracted holidaymakers looking for the state of wellbeing to Druskininkai already since the beginning of the 19th century. They stayed in Russian style wooden villas that caught the eye with their carved columns, decorated windows and wooden lace. The resort fell under the Polish influence and was affected by the Swiss style influence in the first half of the 20th century, whereas later wooden house builders took over the style of Zakopane architecture. Today these restored, decorated, colourful wooden villas create poetic cosiness in the resort of Druskininkai.