The best tourist cities in Lithuania
Lithuania has become one of the wonderful tourist destinations in Europe after experiencing many growth spurs and cultural and social changes since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990 AD. Here are the top 10 tourist cities that we advise you to visit in Lithuania…
Tourism in Vilnius
In the heart of Europe, lively Vilnius is the capital and largest city of Lithuania. Vilnius is located in the eastern part of Lithuania, and is the second largest city in the Baltic states. It is a very cosmopolitan, modern and modern city, and this attracts many thousands of tourists.
Vilnius offers you many interesting activities, such as exploring its Gothic and Baroque architectural styles, which made it one of the best cities for charming photographs. Moreover, the medieval ruins, wandering the city’s stone cobblestone streets, and seeing the ancient buildings. As well as cathedrals and churches, restaurants and luxury hotels, high-end cafes and cafes, theme parks, gardens and many other tourist attractions.
Tourism in Kaunas
Kaunas is located in the heart of Lithuania, at the confluence of the Neris and Nemunas rivers. It is the second largest city in Lithuania, and this distinctive location made it one of the most prominent tourist cities in Lithuania. Kaunas has many tourist attractions, such as the unique architecture of its old city, and its green gardens. In addition to its many museums, amounting to 40 museums, and its theaters that offer the finest artistic performances.
This is in addition to festivals, big celebrations and cultural events, which are held throughout the year. Among the most famous are the Music Festival, Kaunas Jazz and others. Kaunas also features many attractions such as Kaunas Castle, the historic Presidential Palace, Kaunas Cathedral, St. Gertrude’s Church, the New Town and Freedom Street.
It is also home to Lithuania’s greatest basketball team, called “Zalgiris”, and many sporting events such as the historic European Basketball Championship are held.
Tourism in Palanga
Palanga is a wonderful coastal city located in the western side of Lithuania, on the shores of the Baltic Sea. It is one of the best summer tourist destinations, because of its famous sandy beaches, which are 18 km long and 300 meters wide.
There are many recreational activities and exciting sports within the city of Palanga, where the summer resorts such as Nymersta, Petingo and others. Strolling the city street, exploring the many gardens and recreational parks such as Berto Park, the Sculpture Park, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Corona’s Spit”.
Its main attractions are also the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and museums such as the Amber Museum and Palanga Resort Museum. And do not miss to go to the high-end clubs and restaurants dotted the city.
Tourism in Trakai
Trakai is a small Lithuanian city, nestled between three lakes, famous for its beautiful landscapes, wildlife sanctuaries, and mesmerizing forests, all of which make it an important tourist attraction that receives more than two million tourists every year.
You can find harmony and tranquility in the arms of nature, and away from the noise of crowded places. You can also enjoy swimming, horse riding, paragliding, boating and fishing. The city has the magnificent Trakei Island Castle, which is located on Lake Galvaux, Trakei National Historical Park, many beautiful homes, hotels, leisure complexes and cottages. It is a unique and impressive experience in Lithuania.
Tourism in Klaipeda
Klaipeda is located in western Lithuania near the Baltic Sea, and is the third largest city in the country. It is considered one of the most popular tourist cities in Lithuania, as it is the only ice-free sea port in Lithuania, which has positively affected the economic, cultural, educational and mobility life within it.
Among the most important activities that you can do in Klaipeda, are exploring the architecture, historical monuments, strolling in the city’s port, wonderful sandy beaches, and watching white seagulls. You can also take cruises by boat and sailboat.
In addition to the old city, the theater square, and wandering in its streets. This is in addition to its museums such as the Klaipeda Maritime Museum, the Dolphinarium, the Watch Museum, the Black Sea Ghost Statue, and many others.
Tourism in Siauliai
Siauliai is the fourth largest city in northern Lithuania. Siauliai is nicknamed the “City of the Sun”. Siauliai allows tourists to enjoy a range of exciting leisure activities such as viewing the legendary Hill of Crosses, as it is a unique national pilgrimage site.
As well as the wonderful statues and religious images of Christ and the Virgin Mary, and the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. This is in addition to the Bicycle Museum, and the Institute of Radio and Television Technology. You can explore more when you visit the city.
Tourism in Kernavė
Kernavi is located in the southeast, on the right bank of the Neris River, and is one of the most beautiful and oldest tourist cities in Lithuania. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Lithuania, having been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Preservation List.
Kernavi Village allows you to explore the unique ruins of its archaeological reserve, castles, and late Paleolithic burial sites. In addition to the Church of St. Virgin, built of red brick in the neo-Gothic style
You can also enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Lithuania, such as the wonderful rolling hills of the Bagota Valley, the Kernavo Cultural Reserve, and the hike on the Neris River.
Tourism in the village of Rumšiškės
Rumsiesksis is a very popular traditional and folklore village in the Republic of Lithuania. The village is distinguished by its wonderful location on the north bank of Lake Kaunas.
Romessis is famous for its unique Ethnographic Museum, an open-air museum that displays a variety of cultural heritage exhibits of Lithuanian rural life. In addition, it includes a group of houses that allow tourists to learn about how the Lithuanians lived and how they worked. The museum also contains 140 historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries that have been carefully restored.
Tourism in the village of Druskininkai
Located on the Nemunas River in southern Lithuania, the village of Druskininkai is a popular resort with locals as well as tourists. In the village of Druskininkai, there are a variety of exciting leisure activities and sports.
You can go to Druskininkai Water Theme Park and One Adventure Park. As well as the multiple spa centers, and swimming in the warm waters during the cold winter months. In addition to the “snow rink”, an indoor ski center on the Alps with an artificial hill. It is one of the largest centers in the world, you can ski in winter and summer as well.
As well as attending the most important events and festivals, such as the poetry festival, jazz festival, theater festival and others.
Tourism in the village of Anykščiai
In the north-east of Lithuania, the village of Anekschiai is famous as the birthplace of many important classical Lithuanian poets and writers. Anixchai is also famous for its beautiful landscapes and vast green spaces. In addition to a group of historical and religious heritage sites.
It also has the most beautiful hills, and typical old Lithuanian village houses. Perhaps the most important recreational activities include kayaking, shooting with firearms, as well as visiting museums such as the Horse Museum, and many more.
Tips before traveling to Lithuania
When you travel to Lithuania for the first time in order to spend the perfect leisure holiday, you should learn about the most important information and tips that can help you before your trip, the most important of which are:
I know that Lithuanian beaches are free
All beaches in Lithuania are free, you only need to pay for the rental of a sun lounger or other things.
Lithuania is fun for couples and the elderly alike
This is where health and spa resorts abound, as well as exciting recreational attractions that are preferred by young people.
Respect the code of conduct in national parks
There are many behavioral conditions, the most important of which are not throwing garbage, lighting fires, scaring birds, making noise, or picking flowers.
Beware of private property areas
Don’t pick berries or mushrooms or fish in private areas, so you don’t face legal penalties or deportation.
Smoking is prohibited in public places in Lithuania and restaurants, but you can smoke in designated areas.
Beware the bus police
When you use buses for transportation in Lithuania, you should make sure that you buy a valid ticket before boarding the bus, so that you do not face a heavy fine.
To the people of Lithuania, whistling is considered a rude act that summons ghosts and spirits. So never try to whistle during your trip in Lithuania.
Watch out for squat toilets
There are many squat toilets in public places in Lithuania, or some buses outside the capital. So we advise you to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer, as they are not available there.
Visit Lithuania in Spring or Autumn
Since the peak tourist season is in the summer, the costs of the trip are high, unlike the spring and autumn, the costs of the trip are significantly lower.
Choose local restaurants
Local restaurants are more affordable than European restaurants, which includes tips and gratuities to your account.