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One of the less explored regions of Europe are Baltic States with Lithuania, unfortunately, being the least visited one among the states. This undiscovered country with rich history, beautiful castles, stunning natural wonders and historical memorials is a perfect destination for any type of traveller.
I might be a bit biased by being a Lithuanian born and bred. But that’s why I decided to share a few photos that perfectly depict how wonderful and beautiful Lithuania is as a destination.
Although the majority of guides and articles about Lithuania feature Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, and Trakai castle, there is so much more to Lithuania to discover. A famous Lithuanian YouTubers Jacob Laukaitis created a phenomenal video about Lithuania for everyone who have no idea what or where Lithuania is which you can check out here to get a bit of background.
I could talk for hours why Lithuania SHOULD be on your travel list, but I will let photos do the talking. So here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit Lithuania.
20 Photos to inspire you to visit Lithuania
1. Autumn in Lithuania
Lithuania has all four seasons and it is equally beautiful during each. Autumn might be moody but it sure does bring some of the most beautiful features of Lithuanian nature.
2.Winter in Lithuania
Winters are very cold in Lithuania. But look how magical it looks when there is snow.
3. Summer in Lithuania
Nothing like a peaceful holiday in the country side. Kayaking is very popular during warm season in Lithuania and a definite must when travelling to Lithuania.
4. Coastline of Lithuania I
Oh, yes, us Lithuanians, we love nature. Maybe because we have so much of it!
5. Trakai Castle
But we have castles as well! This is the famous Trakai castle which is surrounded by lakes. Looks magical both in summer and in winter.
6. Raudonės castle
But Trakai castle isn’t the only one in Lithuania. This Raudonės castle is a real hidden gem that not many tourists know about.
7. Vilnius Old Town
And of course, the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius. Stunning as always, no matter the season or day time. On top of the hill, stands Gediminas tower from which you can get an insanely good looking view of Vilnius (for free!).
8. Coastline of Lithuania II
There is no bad time to visit Lithuanian coastline, unless you plan on tanning and swimming, then maybe choose summer. Sandy beaches and dunes will make you feel like you’re in the world’s finest beaches.
9. The dead dunes, The Curonian Split
One of the most wonderful natural wonders in Lithuania is the Curonian Split park which includes the Dead Dunes (photo above), Naglis Dune and Grey Dunes. If you want to see how Lithuanian dessert looks like, this is the place.
10. Wildlife in Lithuania
While in Nida or in the middle of Lithuanian forest, you might even meet this beautiful creature.
11. The Hill of Crosses
The Hill of Crosses is often labelled as ‘scary/creepy place to visit’ but you need to visit to really grasp the feeling of the place. The site of pilgrimage was formed of thousands of crosses that were put there by Lithuanians and visitors from abroad over the recent centuries.
12. Birštonas tower
Birštonas tower was built very recently is now the tallest panoramic tower in Lithuania (51 metres). The climb up the tower isn’t the easiest (especially during a hot day) but the view from the top is so worth it.
13. Kirkilai panoramic tower
Another panoramic tower, this one a bit smaller but just as fascinating.
14. Kaunas Old Town
The second biggest city in Lithuania – Kaunas. My hometown and one of the most beautiful old towns in the country. From old castles to stunning panoramic views, Kaunas has it all.
15. Kaunas Lagoon
Kaunas Lagoon regional park is located on the outskirts of Kaunas. The lagoon itself holds a very fascinating history and the nature around makes it a perfect place for afternoon walks or even a relaxing weekend away in a mini cottage.
Birštonas is a small town located around an hour away from Kaunas. It is known as resort and spa town where Lithuanians go to relax and receive various health treatments. The town is surrounded by pine forest, so the air there is very fresh and exhilarating.
17. Dutchman’s Cap, Klaipėda
Dutchman’s Cap or Olando Kepurė in Lithuanian is the highest spot on the Lithuanian seaside. It is said to be one of the most beautiful spots in Lithuania. The swings are a nice touch as well. Lithuanian Bali, if you will.
18. Pažaislis monastery
Incredibly beautiful spot in Kaunas is Pažaislis monastery. It’s Italian baroque monastery complex which makes you feel like you’re somewhere in Florence.
19. Lithuanian forests
Lithuania and its forests.
20. Lithuanian Coastline III
One more photo of Lithuanian seaside, this time from summer, because you can’t get enough of this beauty.
Does it make you want to visit Lithuania now? I hope it does. Let me know if you ever been to Lithuania or if you’re planning to.
If you want to read more about Lithuania, check out these posts:
- Kėdainiai, Lithuania: The Best Day Trip From Vilnius or Kaunas
- A Day Trip | What to Do in Trakai, Lithuania
- The Ninth Fort | A Must Visit Point in Kaunas, Lithuania
- Walking In The Treetops | Anykščiai, Lithuania
- Mini Road Trip | Merkinė – Birštonas
- A Day in Vilnius | Lithuania
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