Last updated: 24 December 2017
Inexpensive Lithuania has a history that extends back to the end of the last ice age. The country is full of fortified castles, magnificent palaces and wonderfully decorated Baroque and gothic churches. It is home to one of the oldest universities in Eastern Europe.

Founded in 1579, the university boasts stunning architecture, intricate wooden sculptures, and splendid illuminated ceilings. The capital, Vinius, has the largest medieval old town found anywhere in Central and Eastern Europe.

Visit the Hill of Witches; the figures of witches and devils lining a forest trail bear witness to the pagan history of the Lithuanian people. The Hill of Crosses is estimated to contain over one hundred thousand stone and wooden crosses.


Lithuania’s beautiful and unusual beaches on the Baltic Sea have the highest moving sand dunes in Europe and run directly into a fringe of pine trees. The forests, rivers and bogs are a nature lover’s dream.

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