Lithuania is predominantly rural – a gently undulating, densely forested landscape scattered with lakes, and fields dotted with ambling storks in the summer. The major city of Kaunas, west of the capital, rivals Vilnius in terms of its historical importance. Further west, the main highlights of the coast are the Curonian Spit, whose dramatic dune-scapes can be reached by ferry and bus from Klaipėda, and Palanga, which fills up in summer with thousands of people looking for fun.
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