Lithuania is the largest of the three Baltic countries and the one with the most troubled history. After having been a great kingdom, constantly occupied by Poland, Germany, Russia, it was Lithuania that first faced the USSR, in 1989-1990, showing the way to independence. Today, like its Baltic counterparts, Lithuania integrates the European Union in a dynamic way and adopted the euro on January 1, 2015.
This is the perfect opportunity to discover these little-known regions with many lakes, thick forests and some beautiful national parks. Beautiful towns in Lithuania are described below –
5 most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Lithuania
Vilnius, which for a long time, thanks to its very important Jewish community, had the title of “Jerusalem of the North”, is a magnificent conservatory of cultural and artistic influences. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its architecture, Vilnius is the least famous of the Baltic capitals: lost in the middle of the land, it does not enjoy access to the sea, unlike Riga and Tallinn.
This city whose Jewish population was decimated during the Second World War was in turn Polish, Nazi, Soviet. Projected towards the future, Vilnius has the charm of cities with multiple cultural and architectural influences.
Kaunas is the major river port of the Baltic countries, and the second largest city in Lithuania. Polish, then Russian, the city was, from 1920 to 1940, the capital of independent Lithuania. Occupied by the Germans, she saw the establishment of an extermination camp: a museum of deportation and resistance preserves this memory.
The old town of Kaunas is attractive with its restored medieval towers and its beautiful Town Hall. A mixture of baroque, medieval and Gothic architecture overlooks the city with its museums and religious buildings. Crossed by the Niemen from west to south, the landscape of Kaunas offers beautiful manor houses, wooden houses and an open-air museum that offers a panoramic view of the harbor. Kaunas is one of the most beautiful towns on Lithuania.
An old fishing town 52 kilometers from the peninsula of the Curonian Spit, Nida stretches across a strip of sand covered with forests. Old village town of the 18th century, it is best known for the wooden architecture of its houses planted in the sand. Beautiful dunes overlook the area for beautiful climbing. The highest, Parnidis has a solar clock, installed at its summit. Every year, traditional festivals and folklore concerts take place in the village to relive the ancient times. It is one of the beautiful towns in Lithuania.
Surrounded by centuries-old forests and immersed in an exceptional ecological atmosphere, Palanga is Lithuania’s most popular seaside resort and one of the beautiful towns in Lithuania. With its modern architecture, Palanga is immersed in a cosmopolitan atmosphere with thousands of restaurants, cafes, toy stores and boutiques on its streets.
A soft sea and smooth beaches, the resort allows doing water activities such as surfing, scuba diving, and water bikes. In the middle of a landscape accentuated with pines, the ballades by bike or on horseback constitute a real pastime.
Located near the Russian and Polish borders, Druskininkai is a known spa resort in Lithuania since the 19th century. Today, the city is a tourist center of international renown, marked by a certain well-being as evidenced by opulent villas.