Though you won't expect such a wonderful coast in a country called Lithuania, in Klaipeda it's possible to spend wonderful summer holidays on the Baltic Sea like in East Jutland or in Mecklenburg, too. Klaipeda is Lithuania's second-oldest city, dating back until at least the 13th Century. Situated on the western, Baltic coast of the country, it is just 25 kilometres from Palanga International Airport. As it is one of Lithuania's largest ports, it is also possible to arrive there by cruise ship to stay in the many holiday lettings Klaipeda offers.There is some charming architecture to see in the city, and the streets are dotted with many fascinating sculptures. These include the famous 'Ann From Tharau', which commemorates a famous poem by local writer Simon Dach. A much more serie sculpture can be found on the shoreline of the river close to the town's castle. Here, a 2.4 metre high bronze statue of a local ghost is installed to chill the hairs on the spine of anyone passing. Many other artworks in metal dot the city's streets, and visiting them all could take up the whole duration of a visit to the kind of holiday homes Klaipeda offers.
A stroll along the banks of the River Danes is a pleasure, and a good way of working up an appetite. One place where that hunger can be satisfied is at the famous ship Meridianas. Once used as a training vessel by the Klaipeda Nautical School, it is now a restaurant. Exploring the half-timbered streets of the town further, visitors can also glimpse a piece of traditional Lithuania by visiting the Crafts Yard. Visitors enjoying the kind of holiday lettings Klaipeda provides can watch crafts people at work here, making traditional items, and can also purchase some genuinely Lithuanian souvenirs of their trip.
Some of the holiday lettings Klaipeda offers are in the nearby countryside, and it is also possible to stay in organised, rural camps which offer a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy. Cyclists in particular can find several interesting routes close to the type of holiday homes Klaipeda offers. The Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route consists of three trails which all join in the city, offering miles of road to explore.Classical music fans should make sure that they visit the holiday homes Klaipeda in the spring, as the largest classical music festival in Lithuania takes place from March until the end of May. In June, a jazz festival takes place, and more traditional events dot the calendar, welcoming visitors throughout the year.
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