Synopses & Reviews
Lithuania is a small country brimming with attractions, and it receives unrivalled coverage in this fully revised fifth edition. City lovers will be in their element among the vibrant cafés and exuberant Gothic and Baroque architecture of Vilnius and Kaunas; naturalists can choose from five national parks, with wild dunes and peaceful lakes; and hedonists can float between the beach resort of Palanga and the prestigious spa at Druskininkai.
Whether you're planning a weekend break or longer stay, Bradt's Lithuania is an indispensable companion.
* The lowdown on the best places to eat and drink
* Explore Vilniuss monumental Old Town
* Wander around Kaunas and its museums
* Stroll along the Curonian Spit and among its Dead Dunes
* Comprehensive coverage of history and the arts
Now into its fifth edition, Lithuania is an invaluable guide for planning a memorable vacation in this most hospitable of European countries. Some of the many attractions featured are the atmospheric Hill of Crosses at Siauliai, the charming seaside town of Palanga and the provincial town of Kaunas with its museums and botanical gardens. For those seeking a tranquil retreat by the Baltic Sea, the Curonian Spit National Park is well covered, with its town of Nida perched amongst a wilderness of dunes. An overview of the countrys chequered history is provided in addition to all the information necessary to create the perfect itinerary.
Now into its fifth edition, Lithuania is an invaluable guide for planning a memorable vacation in this most hospitable of European countries.
About the Author
Gordon McLachlan is a professional travel writer specializing in Germany and eastern Europe.
Table of Contents
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION; (1) The Country; (2) History; (3) The People; (4) Culture; (5) Practical Information; PART TWO THE GUIDE; (6) Vilnius County; (7) Dzukija; (8) Kaunas County; (9) Aukštaitija; (10) Samogita; (11) The Baltic Coast; Appendix 1 Language; Appendix 2 Further Reading; Index