Lithuania lies against the Baltic Sea.
It is situated south of Latvia
, north of Poland
. The red-roofed castle
surrounded by manicured lawns and large trees – and situated on an island in Lake Galvė in Trakai
- must surely be inspiration for fairy tales. This resort town
is a popular vacation destination. There are an abundance of spas
in Lithuania to bring you back to earth; relax in the thermal waters and enjoy the effects of a therapeutic mud bath. For your holidays, book privately-owned vacation rentals for your holiday home accommodations. A vacation rental is a popular lodging alternative to staying in a hotel.
The Curonian Spit is a 98-kilometre sand bank
forming a peninsula that stretches from Lithuania to Kaliningrard
– a tiny region tucked between Lithuania and Poland belonging to the Russian Federation. The shifting sand, as well as the forest that was planted to control the sand’s movement, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Enjoy classical music
, operas and plays at one of the more than 30 theatres. Folk songs
of the three Baltic States were not forgotten after The Russian Empire annexed these countries, and were an expression of their independence. Therefore, it is said: Independence came about due to a singing revolution
. The World Lithuanian Song Festival
draws expatriates back home. Today, singing festivals attract thousands.
The capital city of Kernavė
hosts the Days of Live Archaeology
. See demonstrations of crafts and performances of folk bands. Martial arts
enthusiasts will want to be here for shows performed from clubs from all over the world. Visit the Kernavė Museum of Archaeology and History
showcasing its history dating back to the Mesolithic and Epipaleolithic period, as well as the early Middle Ages. Indulge in the local delicacy of smoked fish
which is still prepared using an age-old recipe of the Curonian fishermen.
The long standing art form of crafting crosses
has also been placed on the UNESCO List of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Kryzių Kalnas
- the hill of crosses, numbering in the thousands, is located 12 kilometres north of Siauliai
. Found throughout the country, the crosses are not only an expression by Christians, it also symbolizes that they defied the Russian edict that these crosses were no longer allowed and, therefore, they are closely tied to the national identify of Lithuania
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