Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania. Well, it doesn’t really feel big. At least its nice Old Town is perfect for sightseeing on foot. You’ll find there a few interesting sites, i.e., Kaunas Castle (today’s picture).
I didn’t mention before that the Curonian Spit belongs to two countries, Lithuania and Russia. And from Nida, is very nearby to Russia – Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad Oblast).
(If you have a valid Russian visa you can try to cross the boarder, however I heard that a public transport doesn’t cover this path so well.)
Nida is probably the most known town of the Curonian Spit.
Like other places in the Curonian Spit, Nida offers lots to do in summer, i.e., different outdoor activities and fresh tasty fish for eating. 😉
Of course, Lithuania is not a Mediterranean country, but Baltic Sea is also charming, and here you can really enjoy it! 😉
In 1863, people started to bring crosses to the Hill of Crosses. The installation of crosses was forbidden for many years (e.g., during Soviet times) and even destroyed a few times. But people didn’t give up and were bringing crosses secretly at night.
These days, everyone can bring his own cross here.
There is a very unique place in Lithuania – it’s called Hill of Crosses; located nearby Siauliai.
You can find there over 100 thousand crosses!
Crosses are brought by people of different nations and religions.
Lithuania has a humid continental climate, what means cold winters and mild, rainy summers.
I was visiting Lithuania in summer and the weather was just perfect, with no rain.
The country is quite flat, covered by forests and agricultural areas; and there not so many differences in temperatures. However, the coast area has slightly milder winters and colder summers (but you may not really notice any difference).