7 Places to Visit in Lithuania in the Summer of 2018!

Published on 24 January 2018

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Trakai island castle
Vilnius city and the old town
Nida Curonian Spit and the Baltic Sea
The medieval Kaunas Castle and the old town
Port of Klaipeda and the Old Town
Palanga resort town on Lithuania’s Baltic coast
Siauliai Hill of Crosses

Places to visit in Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle

Trakai Island Castle on Lake Galve built in the late Middle Ages

Pictured: Trakai Island Castle on Lake Galve built in the late Middle Ages.

Not only can the visitors enjoy the beautiful scenic surrounds of Trakai castle but also once at the castle visitors can visit the castle museum. This is one of the most popular sightseeing locations in Lithuania.

Vilnius city and the old town

Vilnius city, the capital of Lithuania. Visible in the photograph are churches, a cathedral, rooftops of the old town and treetops

Pictured: Vilnius city, the capital of Lithuania.

Visible in the photograph are churches, a cathedral, rooftops of the old town and treetops. Vilnius is a beautiful historical city offering interesting architecture and green spaces. One of many advantages of visiting Vilnius is that it’s not as crowded as some of the other capitals in Europe. Best time to visit is during the summer as winters in Lithuania are cold and snowy.

Vilnius Russian Orthodox Church of St. Michael and St. Constantine

Pictured: Vilnius Orthodox Church of St. Michael and St. Constantine.

The stunning Russian Orthodox church was built in 1913 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.

Nida Curonian Spit and the Baltic Sea

White sands of Nida on the Curonian Spit facing the Baltic Sea

Pictured: White sands of Nida on the Curonian Spit facing the Baltic Sea.

The Curonian Spit between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea is the westernmost point of Lithuania.

The medieval Kaunas Castle and the old town

The medieval Kaunas Castle in the old town of the city of Kaunas in Lithuania

Pictured: The medieval Kaunas Castle in the old town of the city of Kaunas in Lithuania.

Based on archaeological evidence it is believed that the castle was first built during the mid-14th century. Visitors wishing to soak in the beauty of this humble archaeological delight can walk around the castle ruins and then enjoy a coffee or a meal at a café brilliantly positioned to overlook the site.

A street in the old city of Kaunas, Lithuania

Pictured: A street in the old city of Kaunas.

This part of the town, the old city, is the oldest part of Kaunas and there are a lot of surviving Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings that especially can be spotted on the western part of the old town.

Port of Klaipeda and the Old Town

Meridianas sailing ship restaurant on Dane River in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania

Pictured: Meridianas, a stunning ex sailing ship that is now a restaurant on Dane River in the city centre of Klaipeda, Lithuania.

While the restaurant in itself has the reputation for being overpriced and delivering mediocre service, the ship itself is a stunner and an example of what can be sighted in Klaipeda. Klaipeda's old town, the harbour and along the river are nice places to wonder about.

Palanga resort town on Lithuania’s Baltic coast

Palanga resort town on Lithuania’s Baltic coast offers 10 kilometres of sandy beach, pines and sand dunes

Palanga resort town on Lithuania’s Baltic coast offers 10 kilometres of sandy beach backed by scented pines and sand dunes.

If travelling to Palanga it’s also worth seeing the Palanga Pier where you can enjoy a superb view of the dunes, beaches and the sea. Also check out the Palanga Museum of Amber. Palanga is a beach resort that caters for both, the pensioners and the party goers – many pentioners tend to enjoy more of the offseason. During the peak season Palanga can become a bit of a pounding party spot.

Baltic Sea coastline dunes in Lithuania

Pictured: Baltic Sea coastline dunes in Lithuania.

Generally speaking, most of Lithuanian beaches are very photogenic and especially so on a slightly cloudy day, making it a great backdrop for selfies, blogger shoots and fashion shoots.

Siauliai Hill of Crosses

The Hill of Crosses in northern Lithuania near the city of Siauliai

Pictured: The Hill of Crosses in northern Lithuania.

This is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Siauliai. To this day some pilgrims leave a small cross or a rosary behind. The site is a historical and architectural monument.

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