Lithuania

Lithuania is one of the Baltic States sitting between Latvia, Belarus, Poland and the state of Kaliningrad part of Russia.  The countryside is covered by thick forest and rivers and lakes, bordered by the generally calm beaches of the Baltic Sea.  The people of Lithuania have a strong culture and are proud of traditions, conserving it’s UNESCO world heritage sites and is a forward thinking and modern country with an ancient and traditional background.

If you enjoy natural history, the countryside and stunning landscapes then you will love a holiday to Lithuania.  There are more than 300 lakes and 99km of coastline. The summer temperatures average around 17C and winters about 5C.

There is a good variety of city culture and vibrant night life here too. The capital Vilnius is steeped in history and has a population of around 534,000.  The Old Town is a World Heritage Site and features Baroque and Gothic architecture.  Visit the Upper Castle on Gediminas Hill, the cathedral in the main square and the Gates of Dawn. There are walking tours of the city and plenty of crafts, workshops and folklore. Vilnius is a great place for a city break and is scenic in winter too.  The second largest city is Kaunas and you can also visit the medieval castle at Trakai, the port city of Klaieda or enjoy beaches and spas at Palanga, Druskininkai or Neringa on the Curonian Spit, a particularly beautiful area.

The people of Lithuania are warm and welcoming and they love to party – there are traditional celebrations, holidays and festivals throughout the year. Traditional food is of a hearty nature, enjoy both national and international cuisine here.

Outdoor activities feature highly here with horse riding, cycling and kayaking being popular and there are a range of river cruises available.

There are currently direct flights from Luton, Gatwick and Stansted and the flying time from the UK is around 2 hours 20 minutes with a time difference of GMT +2.

 

 

 

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