A land of wood and water, proud, independent Lithuania (Lietuva (/ˌlɪθjuˈeɪniə/)) is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe, situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic sea. It is fast being recognised as one of Europe's gems, a nature-lover's delight, yet lacks nothing in urban excitement.
Lithuania is a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe, a full member of the Eurozone, Schengen Agreement and NATO.
According to the World Economic Forum newest research Lithuania is among the safest countries for tourism in the world. Lithuania was given the highest rating - the first place in the sub-index of the country's non-existence of a threat of terrorism.
Lithuania has a well developed communications infrastructure. The country has 2,8 million citizens and 5 million SIM cards.The largest mobile network covers 85% of Lithuania's territory. Also Lithuania is known as the country of the highest internet speed in Europe.Three international airports (Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga) makes Lithuania easy accessible from most any spot in Europe less than in three hours. Seagoing ferries connect Lithuania with 6 Baltic sea ports.
Lithuanians are proud of it‘s national basketball team, crafted beer, mineral water and curonian spit dunes.
Area size: 65,300 km2
Time zone: GMT + 2 hours
Currency: Euro (€)
Travel fares (bus, taxi): bus ticket average cost is 1 euro, taxi is from 1 euro for kilometer in the city. We have Uber, car sharing service Citybee and bike sharing service Orange bike.
Curonian spit - unique peninsula in the Baltic sea with sand dunes, seaboard forest, white sanded beaches and old ethnographic villages, which comes very much alive in the summer, but other times a very peaceful, windy place to be in the nature and still so close to the civilisation. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. German writer Thomas Mann kept a cottage there, which now is a museum. You can get to Curonian spit by inland ferries, who go every day and cost (both ways) 0,80 for a passenger and 11,05 euro for the car.
Jonas Mekas (regarded as godfather of America avant-garde cinema)
Arvydas Sabonis (former NBA player at Portland „Trail Blazers“)
Jonas Valančiūnas (NBA player at Toronto „Raptors“)
Rūta Meilutytė (swimmer, Olimpic, World and European champion)
Violeta Urmana (opera singer)
Birutė Galdikas (anthropologist, environmentalist)