Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence from the USSR and it has since been smartening up its image. Capital city, Vilnius, has seen its grand old baroque buildings artfully renovated. The Old Town is the largest in Eastern Europe is being mooted as the 'New Prague'. The Baltic Sea beaches are a summer holiday haven. Towards the south you find the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO Heritage site. It is a wide sandy spot fringed by forest and desert-like sand dunes crowded onto a two-and-a-half mile wide peninsula ending in a fence at the Russian border.
Regions in Lithuania
Dz?kija or Dainava is one of five ethnographic regions in southeastern Lithuania, a cultural region defined by traditional lifestyles and di... READ MORE
Kaunas County is one of ten counties of Lithuania. It is in the centre of the country, and its capital is Kaunas.... READ MORE
Klaipeda County is one of ten counties in Lithuania. It lies in the west of the country and is the only county to have a coastline. Its capital is Kla... READ MORE