The Lithuanian Baltic Sea coast is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in all of the Europe. White sand beaches are followed by dunes, while fresh pinewoods separate beaches from settlements. It is on our country ‘s coast that the Baltic Sea washes ashore the most beautiful amber in the world. The sea resorts of Lithuania themselves can be compared to an amber necklace, where every town or settlement, just like the „sun stone“ itself, has its own characteristic glow.
Stunning landscapes, astonishing adventures and friendly locals are closer than you think. Simply opt for this new holiday destination! Klaipėda Region is waiting for you.
Klaipėda is the country’s sea gateway – it is the largest centre of industry and culture in Western Lithuania. It is also one of the most rapidly developing cities in the country. Klaipėda, the oldest city in Lithuania, is charming all the year round. Here you will discover lots of great coffee shops, museums, galleries and local restaurants while wandering through the small streets of the old town.
During the warmer months, Palanga becomes the summer capital of Lithuania – its pedestrian walkways, beaches, restaurants, bars, and clubs are alive with a variety of entertainment and cultural events. When it is cold outside, the seaside resort in the pinewoods is an excellent place for conferences, seminars, or much deserved relaxation in the warmth of the health SPA.
You can discover more of the region’s inland beauty by exploring local museums, flora, and the lovely green fields of Kretinga, a town known as the region’s little Vatican, since it houses five monasteries.
Undiscovered Gem of Exciting Nature and Culture
The Curonian Spit has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a real miracle created by sand, wind and people between two bodies of water. It includes an impressive panorama of dunes – the white Volant sand beauties playing with wind; the still, Grey (Dead) Dunes that once covered over several villages; and green, sandy hills overgrown with old woods. Romantic settlements that have preserved a traditional fishermen’s architectural style harmoniously match the surrounding nature.
The eastern coasts of the Curonian lagoon are completely different. The fishing delta of the Nemunas fascinates visitors with the beauty of its lush wild nature, fauna, and abundance of birds. The old fishing villages – Rusnė, Mingė, Kintai and Dreverna – smell of freshly smoked fish.
If you want more action, then Svencelė, located just near Dreverna, is what you are looking for – a paradise for kitesurfing and wind.
Šilutė district is one of the few places in Europe where, during seasons of high water, vast grasslands and wetland forest areas are flooded by Nemunas, where nature and man over the centuries have adapted to constantly raging change. Both Curonian Lagoon and Nemunas River is places where you can discover the kingdom of birds that migrate through these territories every season.
For more unspoiled natural landscapes, head to the Skuodas district – an undiscovered gem, preserving the pagan roots of the Baltic nations and surrounded by nine nature reserves.