Šakališkės is a traditional street village. It is settled in Aukštaitija National Park on the river bank of Žeimena. Archeologists determined that people lived in this area already in Stone Age. During the Second World War village was burned down by Germans, so only a few old buildings remained.
It is believed, that the name Šakališkės (“Šaka” means tree branch) came from the tradition to built houses from branches.
There is a railroad near the village.