Lithuania travel guide
Lithuania is a country with rich history. It’s name was first mentioned one thousand years ago, in 1009.
In the Middle Ages, Lithuania was the largest state in the entire Eastern Europe, where crafts and overseas trade prospered. Lithuania can offer you beautiful beaches, nature reserves and historical sites of medieval period, but city lovers will definitely love Lithuania’s compact size cities.
Some main facts about Lithuania
Languages: Lithuanian (official). Russian is widely spoken among older population, but English among younger.
Area: 65.300 km2
Climate: Ranges between maritime and continental. The average temperatures are +19°C in July and -3°C in January.
Things to do and see in Lithuania:
- Visit capital Vilnius (included in UNESCO World heritage list)
- Visit Palanga – best Lithuanian, and probably all Baltic summer beach resort
- Eat Cepelinai – national Lithuanian dish. Cepelinai are a type of dumplings made from grated and riced potatoes and usually stuffed with minced meat.
- Visit Trakai Island castle. This is an island castle located in Trakai on an island in Lake Galvė.
- Visit Druskininkai. Druskininkai is the resort town close to Belarus border. The town is the centre for SPA and relaxation. There are several SPA centres in town, where you can enjoy healing bathing, massage and other procedures. They also have a unique aquapark with bath complex having more than 10 baths of different world nations, and snow arena, working all year round.
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