The most beautiful towns in Lithuania

You may never have considered traveling to Lithuania (few people do), but the truth is that it can be an ideal destination for both a long vacation and a short getaway. And it is that the country offers its wonderful Baltic coast, highlighting the sandy strip of the Curonian Spit; lush forests next to lakes; lonely marshes; Impressive remnants of the Soviet era; cities with a lot of charm, and some of the most surprising corners, such as the Hill of Crosses.

Leaving aside important and attractive cities such as Vilna, Palanga, Kaunas and Klaipeda, today at Vuela Viajes we want to take a tour of towns and small cities in Lithuania that stand out for their beauty. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!


First of all, we want to talk about Nida, a town in the Neringa Commonwealth that is located on the spectacular Curonian Spit . It is a very summery place surrounded by an enviable natural environment. Here you can find a beautiful silver lagoon, lush pine forests, beautiful wooden houses, hand-made weather vanes and a spectacular dune.


We also want to tell you about Druskininkai, which is very close to the border with Poland and Belarus. It is one of the most important seaside resorts in the country. In fact, at the beginning of the 19th century it was declared as the official health center by the Tsar of Russia, so it was filled with stately homes, mansions and municipal buildings.


A place that could not be missing on the list is Rumšiškės, a town located between fir forests and wetlands that surprises with its rustic wooden huts with roofs covered with earth, grass and straw; its rough stone squares and its open-air ethnographic museum that covers a large part of the town.


About 112 kilometers north of Vilnius, the country’s capital, we find Anykščiai, a town adorned by green banks located along the Šventoji River. Of course, if we must highlight something about this place, it is its imposing Basilica of San Mateo, a masterpiece of neo-Gothic construction. On the other hand, we want to highlight its half-timbered houses and exposed brick houses surrounded by red firs and scots pines.


Of course, we also want to talk about Šventoji, a traditional fishing village located on the Baltic Sea coast that has become a major holiday destination. Many are drawn to its rough seas , while others come to discover its archaeological sites, excavations more than 3,000 years old that dot the dunes and fields of the town. On the other hand, it is important to bear in mind that the homonymous river crosses the city until it empties into the sea.


Another place in Lithuania that houses important historical remains is Kernavé. In fact, the Archaeological Site of Kernavé constitutes an exceptional testimony of the human settlements in the region throughout 10,000 years. Here you can find fortifications , non-fortified settlements, funeral centers and other archaeological monuments that go from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. In addition, in the center of the city you can also find vestiges of the postwar period.


Finally, we want to talk about Molétai, a town in the northeast of Lithuania that is considered one of the oldest settlements in the country, as well as being a popular tourist destination for the inhabitants of Vilna. Its astronomical observatory stands out, since it is the only facility of its kind in Lithuania.