Tourism in Lithuania
Tourism in Lithuania offers spectacular natural landscapes. The stunning Curonian Spit and Lithuania's lovely national parks leave an indelible impression on every visitor.
Tourism in Lithuania offers vibrant city life, celebrations and all types of dazzling entertainment in each of Lithuanian cities. Lithuanians mark all their jovial holidays with traditional celebrations, merrymaking and festivals.
Tourism in Lithuania offers spa resorts with the highest quality services.
Lithuania is an active member of the European Union (since May 1, 2004) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (since March 29, 2004).
Lithuania is the only Baltic country with nearly eight hundred years of statehood tradition, while its name was first mentioned almost one thousand years ago, in 1009. Wedged at the dividing line of Western and Eastern civilizations, Lithuania battled dramatically for its independence and survival. The National Museum of Lithuania, the oldest in the country, holds the largest repository of cultural heritage in the country. Horrible repressions of Soviet period and World War II are reflected in the Museum of Genocide Victims, opened in the premises of former KGB headquarters, or the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum in Vilnius.
Up to the present days the millennium-old and turbulent history of Lithuania has preserved its extremely diverse heritage. Lithuania takes pride in its remarkable heritage of gothic, classicism and, especially, baroque brick architecture.
Visit Vilnius- the capital city of Lithuania. Vilnius has always been a multinational, multilingual, and multicultural European city. Vilnius was officially established in 1323. But a fortified castle at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers was set up earlier. Visit the Old Town of Vilnius- it is one of the largest (360 ha) and prettiest in the Eastern and Central Europe included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Old Town of Vilnius, a reflection of the town glory and splendour, and the fast growing Vilnius, is among the top twenty towns of the world to be visited because of its beauty.
If you want to experience some genuine hospitality, then you must visit Lithuania!
The Republic of Lithuania lies on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. The Baltic country is divided into 10 counties spanning the country's 60 administrative districts and towns. Total area is 65,300 sq. km. Population: 3.43 million. The state language is Lithuanian.
Lithuania has around 30 towns and settlements over 750 years old with survived old towns varying in size. Lithuanian largest Cities by population (July 14, 2005) are: Vilnius – 542,2 thousand; Kaunas – 378, thousand; Klaipėda – 192,9 thousand; Šiauliai – 133,8 thousand; Panevėžys – 119,7 thousand.
Lithuanian resorts: Palanga and Neringa, seaside resorts; Druskininkai and Birštonas, inland health resorts.
In 1989, researchers of the French National Geographical Institute found that Europe’s geographical centre was in Lithuania, 26km westwards from capital Vilnius. The fact of the geographical centre of Europe is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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