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Lithuania is the top growing tourist destination in Europe. Summer is the unsurpassed season to visit the Lithuanian cities and experience the loveliness of beach life of Lithuanian seaside. Visitors can avoid the tourist rush during late spring and early autumn. If, visitors are aiming to experience the night life and restaurants only then maybe weather does not matter.
Vilnius, is the largest and most attractive Lithuanian city. The town, founded in 1323, stands at the confluence of the Neris and the Vilnia rivers and is enclosed by scenic wooded hills.
The city’s history has been as turbulent as the nation’s. Over the centuries it has been repeatedly destroyed during wars and devastated by fires. Still it has managed to keep hold of its exceptional character as a cultural meeting point of West and East. The rich history of Vilnius is witnessed by the diversity of its architectural features - churches and towers, fortifications, private medieval courtyards and narrow streets. Vilnius Old Town, covering 360 hectares territory, is one of the largest in Eastern Europe. It is no wonder that in 1994, the Old Town was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Here all the supreme architectural styles - Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical - meet and illuminate each other.The best way to discover Vilnius is to experience everything on your own.
The Curonian Spit is a unusual unique patch of land conserved by people and fate. Curonian Spit can be recognized as the major separation line between Curonian Lagoon and Baltic Sea. The neck of land, a sandy stretch of land extending 98 km, with a width varying from 400 metres to 3.8 km, was formed some five to six thousand years ago. The sea winds shifted the sand, making a range of large sand dunes. The biggest of the dunes are up to 100 metres high and provide a charming view of the sea, the lagoon and green forests. The wind drifted free sand, and from the 16th to the 19th centuries 14 fishing villages were buried under it. To stop the moving dunes they were afforested.
There is myth about the name is that it is named after a beautiful priestess who had promised the god to guard her virginity for the whole life but it could not happen and after the death of her husband Kestutis, she returned to this place and served the god until she died.
At the moment the settlements situated on the spit - Nida, Juodkrante, Preila and Pervalka - boast their innovative architecture typical to this region. It can be archaic thatch and red tile roof architecture. It is natural to smell smoked fish or see fishing nets on the quays.
The Curonian Spit has over years been a popular tourist destination. New hotels built in the last decade as well as reconstructed old ones attract more and more vacationers each year. The holiday season does not end on the last day in August - indoor swimming pools, cafés and bars make it possible to enjoy yourself throughout the year.
Druskininkai is to be found at the estuary of the Nemunas River. The attraction of this place is its beautiful landscape which is a mixture of rivers, lakes, hills and forests. It is also known as spa town which was honored by czar Nicholas I of Russia in 1837. The first water park of Lithuania is also in the credit of Druskininkai. The city is also a principal centre of past museums and galleries. Druskininkai poetic fall is a very famous annual event of the city.
Kaunas is the second largest city of Lithuania. Located in the valley of the two longest rivers of Lithuania, the Nemunas and the Neris, the town itself became an example of a flowing together of people and cultures, an attractive blend of architecture and nature.
Kaunas was first mentioned in an old manuscript of 1361 and since that time it has become an significant industrial and cultural city. The city’s Old Town is a fascinating combination of archaeology, architecture and history. Here one finds the remnants of Kaunas Castle dating back to the 13th century, standing as an evidence of the ancient battles between Lithuania and the knights of the Teutonic Order. The Town Hall Square, the most imperative architectural accent of the Old Town is surrounded by fascinating old monuments of historic-architectural value.
Despite the fact that life in Kaunas is dynamic, the city has managed to maintain its harmonious amalgamation of natural and architectural heritage. The oldest Oak Park in Europe is located almost in the city centre, the biggest number of museums in Lithuania is also concentrated in Kaunas.
Klaipeda, Lithuania’s port city, is the third largest town in the country. It is located on the southern seashore of the Baltic Sea, at a canal connecting the Curonian Lagoon with the sea.
The first settlement of the Lithuanian ancestors was built on the coast of the Curonian Lagoon at the estuary of the Danņ River as early as the 1st century A.D. That fishing village, often attacked by a variety of attackers, had to fight off the Vikings and resist the attacks of the Dutch merchants. Memelburg Castle was built on the bank of the Curonian Lagoon and later grew into a settlement and a town.
Today Klaipeda is a modern city with characteristic quays, warehouses and Fachwerk buildings. The city centre presents many features of Neo-Gothic, Classical and Neo-Renaissance styles - the Old Town Hall, Post Office, Drama Theatre, the former Louise Gymnasium and some living houses.
At present Klaipeda is not only one of the largest fishing ports on the Baltic Sea but also a major cultural centre of Lithuania. Among the museums of Klaipeda, special announcement should be made of the large Maritime Museum and Aquarium, founded in a restored fortress and boasting thousands of exhibits from many seas and oceans around the world. Fabulous beaches of Smiltyne, Melnrage and others offer perfect conditions for recreation.
Palanga is a year-round travel destination: quiet in winter, while in summer it transforms into Lithuania’s premier seaside resort. The sandy coast extends for over 10 km and is backed by a pine forest and dunes. Palanga is also known for its thermal and mineral baths.
Palanga Botanical Garden, designed for Count Tiskevicius by the French architect Eduard Andre and the Belgian gardener Buyssen de Coulon, boasts over 300 plant species and is considered to be Lithuania’s most beautiful and richest botanical garden. Other attractions of the park are: Tiskevicius Manor House which now houses the Amber Museum and Birutņ Hill thought to have been the site of a pagan shrine. Amber, popularly known as Lithuanian gold, can still be found on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Palanga hosts a grand opening of the summer season on the first Saturday in June and the closing of the season on the last Saturday in August, that are marked by massive street carnivals, markets, song festivals and pop concerts.
Each year almost half a million visitors enjoy Palanga’s whispering pine forests along the sea coast, the natural sand dunes, the alluring sea, and the sanatoriums that operate year-round.
The town of Siauliai dates back to the battle of Saule (the battle of the Sun) in 1236, when the Samogitians under the leadership of duke Vykintas overpowered the Germanic knights of the Livonian Order. The ensuing history of Siauliai incorporated battles with the Swedes, witnessed the plague and fires, yet over the successive centuries it managed to grow into a wealthy centre. Another must for tourists visiting Siauliai is a pedestrian street and a superb Church o