Auteur: Gordon Mclachlan
Now into its fourth edition, Lithuania is an invaluable guide for planning a memorable vacation in this most hospitable of European countries. Attractions include the atmospheric Hill of Crosses at Siauliai, the charming seaside town of Palanga, and the provincial town of Kaunas, with its museums and botanical gardens. For those seeking a tranquil retreat by the Baltic Sea, the Curonian Spit National Park is well covered, with its town of Nida perched among a wilderness of dunes and fabulous wooden sculptures at the Hill of Witches at Juodkrante. A thorough overview of the country''s checkered history allows visitors to put in context the remarkable changes that have affected generations of Lithuanians, culminating in their new European membership.
This guide features: Planning cross-country sightseeing tours that take in national parks and the dramatic Baltic coastline Vilnius in depth, including the Old Town quarter, places of worship, and museums The Lithuanian people, festivals, folk art, and music Fundamentals covering where to stay and eat, and transportation around town and country