Dreverna

An old fishermen’s village, first mentioned in 1253 and situated on the coast of the Curonian Lagoon by the mouth of river Dreverna. Dreverna fishermen were glorified by Jonas Gižas (1887-1940), the skillful maker of the Kurėnas, twist- and fish-trap boats; whereas you can get acquainted with boat building and fishermen‘s traditions in J. Gižas ethnographic homestead. the fish market Strykis was open not far from Dreverna village for almost 300 years, attaching hundreds of fishermen and merchants. By now fishing has remained the main occupation of Dreverna village people; however, the popularity of recreational and tourism business is constantly increasing. In Drevena is equipped with the modern marina for small boats.

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