This is the centre of gravity for coastal culture – it is where the Kintai Music Festival is held every year, and it is also home to the Vydūnas Cultural Centre, where you can learn about the history of the seaside people and the famous philosopher and writer that the centre is named for. Kintai also has an enamel gallery which holds workshops that bring together the best masters of this craft. Kintai is also famous for its fishing traditions – the townspeople have long “competed” with the fishermen from Rusnė over who has the best recipe for smoked fish.
Not far from Kintai, on the Minija River, is the village of Minija (Mingė), which is known as the Venice of Lithuania. The main street here is a river, and the locals living on either side take a boat to visit each other.