The most southern of all Baltic States, Lithuania is the country where the Amber Road starts. Here visitors can enjoy healing mineral water straight from your tap and take a city break in Vilnius, the biggest Old Town in the Baltics.
Vilnius Old Town is the heart of the Capital of Lithuania. It is one of the largest and best-preserved in Europe and the biggest old town in Baltics. A mixture of various architectural styles, from the reconstructed Gediminas Castle Tower to the neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral and Town Hall, you’ll need a good couple of days to enjoy its vast spectacle. In 1994 the Vilnius Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Lithuania is world famous for its mineral water springs known to relieve all sorts of health problems. More than 20 mineral water wells function in Lithuania. Many visitors from all over the world travel to Lithuanian resorts in Birštonas and Druskininkai just for mineral water.
Amber is a big part of Lithuanian heritage. The initiative of World Amber Road was born in Lithuania and joins other “amber islands” in almost all continents. Visitors of Lithuania can explore interesting local architecture and buy souvenirs such as amber jewellery and design works. The Amber Museum Gallery in Vilnius exhibits pieces of amber hiding spiders, mosquitos and shells from millions of years ago.
Getting from Lithuania to Estonia
The distance between Vilnius and Tallinn is roughly 600 kilometers. A car journey between the two capitals should take about 8 hours. A regular coach service runs from Vilnius and Kaunas to many larger Estonian cities couple of times a day, and you can also fly directly from Vilnius to Tallinn. Lithuania is an EU member state and part of the Schengen Area, which provides an effortless travel between the Baltic States and mainland Europe.