A city known for its beautiful architecture and art, Kaunas is beginning to step out of the shadow of Vilnius at last. Kaunas mixes the modern and the traditional, the sophisticated and the rustic in a magical way. Guests in Kaunas apartments can wander the city's 17th century streets, enjoy the modern cafes, bars and shops which abound in the town, before clearing their head in some of the area's superb outdoors locations. History enthusiasts will love staying in holiday accommodation Kaunas, especially if they are interested in old buildings. The 13th Century Kaunas Castle towers over the Old Town of the city. The Second World War was obviously a very turbulent time in Lithuania, and there are several buildings which bear testament to this period in the nation's history. One of these is Sugihara House, the place where a brave Japanese diplomat and his Dutch counterpart issued documents which saved hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution.
Another intriguing venue which is well worth a visit for anyone enjoying a holiday in Kaunas apartments is the Museum of Devils. A fascinating exhibition of artistic representations of the devil in folk cultures from across the globe, it is a truly unique place. The exhibition was largely inspired by the work of Lithuanian artist Antanas Zmuidzinavicius, and his art features prominently in the exhibition.Sport plays a prominent role in the life and culture of Kaunas. This city is seen as the home of Lithuanian basketball, a sport which occupies an almost religious place in the hearts of many here. The Kaunas jazz festival, which takes place every spring and autumn, draws in visitors from across the world. For classical music enthusiasts staying in Kaunas apartments, the Pazaislis Classical Music Festival takes place every summer here.
Finding holiday accommodation Kaunas is quick and simple and many hotels and Kaunas apartments are conveniently located in the city and the surrounding area. The countryside nearby is well worth exploring, not least for the opportunity it provides to sample local cuisine and the fine local beer, which comes in light, dark and honey varieties. Much of that beer is consumed at the Kaunas City Day festival on May 20 each year. This event features processions, fancy dress, street stalls and musical and dramatic performances. The open air museum in Rumsiskes explores Lithuania's rural past in great depth. Anyone staying holiday accommodation Kaunas is sure to want to return to this enticing corner of Europe.
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