M. Gričėnas

See & do

Knock knock, Lithuania

It’s always interesting to find a new door to knock on. Or an old, forgotten one, which brings back so many memories. You knock, and we swing the door open for you. We want to tell you about the people who used to live here. And those who still do. About their discoveries, their sense and taste of Lithuania. About their connection to the majestic Lithuanian history, to the magical thrill of Vilnius and its mysterious Baroque longing. About their hot nights in the Old Town’s courtyards and their long walks through the streets of Kaunas, the undertones of modern architecture they admire, the feelings they get in exuberant music festivals and galleries booming with creativity, their discoveries in small coffee shops and cosy restaurants. Nothing is half-hearted in Lithuania, so let’s travel to a country full of culture. Our true Lithuania.

Places

We are small – no one is saying we aren’t. But there are so many beautiful places to visit in Lithuania and we have so much to show! First of all, our welcoming hearts. Then our cities, woven with history. The roads leading to the sea, where ships meet. The Curonian Spit, blown by the wind, natural, and so very genuine. The sea-coast, adorned with fishing boats and kiteboards. The refreshing mineral water springs and the pine forests, filled with fragrant air. We just have so much in this little green patch of earth. And you definitely have to see it all.

Art and culture

From ancient times to now Lithuanian art plays a special role in our hearts. The power of creativity lives inside us and allows us to make steps that lead us further. The sound of breathing may sometimes become music for a film. The wind that blows hair at the sea – song lyrics. A kicked road stone – a sculpture, a friend’s letter sent from a distant place – a piece of painting. Creation does not begin and does not end. It lives inside us, allows us to make steps that we wouldn’t dare to make, counts codes that we couldn’t grasp if not for the power of creativity. There would be no life without creation. There would be no Lithuania that we have at present. That is what makes Lithuanian culture so special.

Nature

Lithuanian nature is our greatest treasure. With its spectrum of shades of green, the freshness of its clean water, and its captivating landscapes, it seems as if the gifts of Lithuania’s nature are inexhaustible for its people and visitors. Enjoy them, while protecting and nurturing Lithuania’s greatest treasure.

Leisure

We love both active and passive leisure and we do everything with sincerity. Whether it’s on bustling city streets or at a festival in the woods, on a hike through the wetlands or on a race track, in the basket of a hot air balloon or under the sails of a boat, at the seaside or in a tiny village, according to tradition or something completely new, we dive into it head first, racing, competing, and sometimes trying to prove to ourselves and others just how strong we actually are. Join us! Entertainment in Lithuania is waiting for you – there’s a lot of things to do here!

More news

Lithuanian DIY tricks for a more colorful Easter

Easter, the feast of the resurrection, comes to us with the largest table. Baked ham, meat rolls, stuffed fish, vegetable dishes and pies – it’s simply impossible to eat everything. In Lithuania, the beginning of Easter has long been declared by beautifully decorated Easter eggs dyed in the colours of spring. This, the most important symbol of Easter, has been with us since the times of paganism – our ancestors associated it with resurrection and life. Decorated with the first herbs of spring, immersed in a bath of onion husks, oak or alder bark, or summer greens, or ornately decorated with wax, these eggs are the centrepiece of the Easter table, both now and then.

Lithuania under quarantine: don’t panic

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Lithuania has announced a nation-wide quarantine and closed its borders until April 13. If you are in Lithuania at the moment and planning on returning home, don’t panic – you are not on your own. We hope you find the answers to your questions below.

Lithuania closes borders due to COVID-19 (Constantly updated)

Lithuania closes borders until April 13 due to COVID-19. The country is eager to invite tourists after the spread is fully mitigated.

Airbnb and Lithuania Travel sign first Experiences partnership in Baltics

Airbnb and Lithuania Travel have signed a partnership to promote healthy and sustainable tourism in the Baltics. It is the first partnership between a destination marketing organization (DMO) and a travel platform in the region.

The Bathhouse Experience Map of Lithuania

It may not have occurred to you that a bathhouse for Lithuanians is as sacred as the sauna is for Finns. Lithuanian bathmasters have long-lasting bathhouse traditions and use only natural materials such as plants, honey and amber for health rituals.

You can find not only traditional bathhouses here in Lithuania, but also a bathhouse built in a tree, at a mill or a manor – there is even a bathhouse made from amber!

For bathhouse-goers we present information about bathhouses in all the regions of Lithuania. These places are where the temperature is the highest in Lithuania all year round!