Lithuania is a small, vibrant country with intensely beautiful landscapes and a rich, celebrated heritage. Boasting a dramatic Baltic coastline and vast, unspoiled national parks, Lithuania holiday homes offer a diverse range of places to see. Situated at the crossroads of Western Europe and Russia, and sharing a border with the northern Polish Podlachian Region, the country has always been a melting pot of western and eastern cultures and offers many fascinating and inspiring attractions. From your holiday apartments in Lithuania, discover the great cosmopolitan streets of the capital Vilnius and tranquil balloon trips over rural landscapes where you'll have an amazing view. This small Baltic nation will captivate you straight away.
Vilnius is one of the oldest cities in the Baltic and is hub of culture, commerce and administration and is thus a great location for a holiday rental property. Sometimes referred to as the Athens of the North, the city boasts stunning Gothic and Renaissance churches as well as charming, winding, medieval streets. The Vilnius Old Town has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its unique Baroque style. During your stay at apartments in Lithuania you should take a walk down Pilies Street – the oldest street in this part of the capital – and catch a glimpse of Gediminas' Tower, the remaining part of the Upper Castle. This road is also an ideal place to grab something to eat or drink, with many restaurants, cafés and bars along this road.
Many traces of Lithuania's Soviet past can also be found in Vilnius, such as Seimas Palace, a symbol of the resistance movement during Soviet occupation, and the former headquarters of the KGB and the Gestapo, now the home of the Museum of Genocide Victims. The city is also home to many significant religious buildings and monuments such as the Cathedral Basilica and the Gates of Dawn, one of the most visited shrines in the capital. If your accommodation isn't in the vicinity of the capital, and even if it is, it is definitely worth taking a trip to Šiauliai to the Hill of Crosses, where thousands of crosses have been planted since the 19th century.
When booking villas in Lithuania, Vilnius may seem like the obvious holiday destination, but the rest of the country is just as culturally enriching. Get off the beaten track and indulge yourself in the regional culture and food. Lithuanians take pride in their hospitality, and that includes food and drink. Hearty northern dishes are accompanied by traditional craft breads and many native dark and light beers. If you're looking to learn about Lithuanian culture outside of the capital, why not head to Kaunas? The student city is full of educational museums about Lithuanian history such as the Museum of Deportation and Resistance or the Open Air Museum of Lithuania, where you'll find recreations of 18th century villages representing the country's various regions.
A villa in Lithuania offers many opportunities to see some of nature's wonders. The unusual Curonian Spit, a magical landscape of sand dunes and pine forest, is an essential visit for travellers seeking something really special during their vacation. Situated on the coast, it claims the title of the highest sand dunes in Europe, reaching heights of sixty metres. The area is heavily forested and is a recognized ecological reserve. If you are interested in taking a trip to the beach during your stay, why not head to Palanga or Klaipeda? From there you can take in the beautiful sight that is the Baltic coast. You could also visit Nida, a popular tourist resort in Lithuania - for those keen on an active holiday, the coastal bike trail here offers one hundred kilometres of flat, scenic cycling. The famous Park of Europe hosts artistic sculptures amidst rolling hills and woodland. Lithuania is also home to over 3000 lakes, including Lake Drūkšiai, which is near the border to Belarus, and around one third of the country is made up of forests. So whether you want to go for swim or fancy canoeing, or simply go on a walking trail, there are plenty of options when you rent Lithuania apartments.
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