lies between Estonia
to the North and Lithuania
to the South, and shares a maritime border with Sweden
. Its location on the Baltic Sea
gives you access to over 500 kilometres of sandy beaches
. Briefly independent after World War I, Latvia declared its previously earned independence in 1991. Its rich history
includes it being a hub of the trading
of its amber in exchange for metal with Rome
and the Byzantines. Will your holiday accommodations be for one or more persons? You will find what you are looking for at Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
View the castles
. Visit the Vecauche Castle which was designed by the German architect, Friedrich Stierler, the Rundāle Place and museum in the south of Latvia, the Sigulda Castle ruins and the new castle – begun in 1236 by an Order of Brothers with the new castle housing the Town Council, with large events held on the open-air stage. The surrounding hills of Sigulda
in Gauja National Park
in Northern Latvia are an hour’s train ride from Riga - make it the winter capital of Latvia; enjoy skiing or snowboarding
, or the unique experience of a bob-sled ride
. For the less adventurous, a sleigh ride
enables you to glide back into time.
The rich cultural heritage of Riga
, which is situated on the Gulf of Riga, was developed over the 800 years when it was a gateway to trade, and contributed to it being named the European Capital of Culture
for 2014. A 40-minute walk from the town’s centre will bring you to Kalnciema Street where you can see preserved 19th Century wooden buildings exquisitely decorated. Walk or take a bike from one historical site to another in the old town, Vecrīga
. Feel at home by staying in a fully-equipped vacation rental for your lodging accommodations.
Visiting the fishermen’s villages
of Mazirbe, Košrags, Pitrags, Saunags and Vaide – a 28 kilometre stretch – by means of a rental bicycle - is a lovely way to enjoy nature
and take in the unhurried life of the sea-side villages. From white-water rafting
to a leisure boat ride, Latvia has 80 rivers ideally suited for water activities but do not discount the others; Latvia has close to 800 rivers. Spring and Fall are particularly good times to go horseback riding. Spas are part Latvia’s lifestyle – indulge yourself.
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. The details are a mouse click away. Stay in vacation rentals in a historic area for your holiday accommodation: an apartment in a villa rental or an apartment condo rental, or choose villa rentals large enough for a group. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers a large variety of choices for your accommodation – condo rentals, villas in southern Europe
or a villa rental in France
, apartments with modern-day amenities with old-town charm, villa rentals with grand architectural details. For your European destination check ownerdirect.com
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