TRAVELTWANG.COM
Loading

Lithuania Travel Guide

by our Lithuania expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyLithuania, as a kingdom, Grand Duchy or now republic, celebrates its millennium in 2009, a year that also recognises its capital, Vilnius, as European Capital of Culture. No small achievement for a modest Baltic state. However by the XIVth century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and more recently cartographers have determined that the geographic centre of Europe is pinpointed some 14km north of Vilnius. The country offers pine-fringed sandy beaches, gently rolling wooded hills and valleys, perfect for walkers, and is criss-crossed by highly scenic rivers suited both to energetic canoeists or idling cruisers. Vilnius is a modern western capital – but with a huge medieval ‘old town’. The picturesquely named ‘Gates of Dawn’ at the edge of this area are a place of pilgrimage to many Catholics for the adjoining chapel’s treasured icon. Vilnius’s University is one of the oldest in Europe and the Upper Castle is a dominant feature of the city’s landscape along with its splendid Cathedral. Other interesting towns include Klaipeda the most northern ice-free port in the Baltic and Šiauliai, with the nearby Hill of Crosses – 50,000 of them, randomly built up over centuries.

Lithuania Facts

National Flag: Lithuanian Flag
Language(s): Lithuanian
Currency: Lithuanian litas
Capital city: Vilnius
Total Area: 65,000 km2
Population: 3,351,000
Dialling Code: +370
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Tourism Website:
http://www.tourism.lt/


Lithuanian City Guides, Resort Guides & 360 Tours

FCO Travel Advice for Lithuania

Error has occured while trying to process http://www.fco.gov.uk/content/en/rss-outbound/travel-advice/travel-advice-summary1.rss?itemid=1513955
Please contact web-master
             Powered by Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Vilnius Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Snow and Overcast Skies Snow and Overcast Skies 1°C
34°F
-5°C
23°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 0°C
32°F
-2°C
28°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Snow and Overcast Skies Snow and Overcast Skies 1°C
34°F
-6°C
21°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Heavy Snow and Overcast Skies Heavy Snow and Overcast Skies 1°C
34°F
-2°C
28°F

 Vilnius Weather Forecast
 

Europe Airport Delays

Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use.


Become a Twanger

Access the latest features, guides, news and travel offers from TravelTwang
 
Please note that TravelTwang.com will never share your email address or individual information with any third party
© TravelTwang.com 2011-15 All Rights Reserved | Conditions of Use | About Us |  Contact Us | Help |  Privacy | Advertise | Content Licensing |  Sitemap |  NICKI THOMAS WEB DESIGN