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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10 great winter destinations in Eastern Europe

10 great winter destinations in Eastern Europe

Forget the plummeting temperatures and long dark nights, winter is a hugely rewarding season in which to visit Eastern Europe. Frozen rivers, frosty branches an…

28 Nov 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article
These are the world's most bizarre spa treatments

These are the world's most bizarre spa treatments

If you’re after some rejuvenation on your next break but still fancy a bit of an adventure, there are a whole host of alternative therapies offered around the…

10 Mar 2015 • Anita Isalska insert_drive_file Article
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