Lithuania

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

Lithuania experiences a constant increase of foreign visitors. Lithuania attracts foreign visitors mostly from Russia, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Belarus, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Finland.

Visas

Not required for EU citizens.

Visas are not required for citizens of US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia for stay up to 90 days.

For more information visit http://www.urm.lt/

Major cities

Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys ect.

Top 10 tourist attractions

  • Vilnius Historic Centre
  • Kernave Archeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernave)
  • Palanga
  • Kaunas
  • Klaipeda
  • Curonian Spit
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Aukštaitija National Park
  • Hill of Crosses
  • Kuršiu Nerija National Park

Activities

There is no shortage of things to do and see in Lithuania. From history to art to culture to the outdoors, Lithuania attractions are plentiful. Agro-tourism has gained extreme popularity in the country among the locals as well as foreigners.

Surface

The landscape of Lithuania is formed by uplands and lowlands, with the narrow seaside lowland extending along the sea. In some areas in Lithuania deep underground there are mineral waters and thermal waters, which are used for medical purposes, the State has a well developed resort industry. Seaside resorts are Palanga and Neringa, and the continental treatment resorts – Druskininkai and Birštonas.

Climate

Climate is moderate, from marine passing into continental, during a year there can be enjoyed four seasons. Average temperature in July is +17°C, in January -4,9°C. However, summer temperature can reach up to +30°C, and in winter it can lower to -32°C.

Taxes

The standard VAT in Lithuania is 21%. There are also reduced rates of 9% and 5%

Public holidays

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 16 February - Independence Day
  • 11 March - Restoration of Independence Day
  • Sunday-Monday (March-April) Easter (in the Western Christian tradition)
  • 1 May - International Labour Day
  • First Sunday of May - Mother's Day
  • 24 June - Midsummer's Day
  • 6 July - Coronation of King Mindaugas
  • 15 August – Assumption
  • 1 November – All Saints` Day
  • 25 and 26 December - Christmas

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Source: www.wikipedia.org