Summer is already here!!!!
In case you still have no idea where to go, here is an unusual place : Lithuanian coast.
Have you ever thought to spend your summer holiday at the Baltic Sea? This place is simple amazing!
You can stop in Klaipeda and from there visit the nearest popular seaside resorts such as Nida, to the south on the Curonian Spit and Palanga to the north.
Klaipėda is the oldest Lithuania city. It was mentioned for the first time in the Chronicles of Memelburg in 1252. It is situated at the mouth of the Dané River, where it flows into the Baltic Sea. It is the third largest city in Lithuania. The city itself is very beautiful and small.
Klaipėda’s Old Town is notable among other towns in Lithuania for its abundance of German and Scandinavian architecture. It is unique because of its architectural style and the planned street structure, which is uncharacteristic to any other old town in Lithuania.
You can have a glass of wine at Federicho pasažas winery.
For a perfect view and atmosphere you can go to the restaurant “XII”, which is situated at the 12th floor of the Amberton hotel. I would advise you to make a reservation, because it can be full. The food is delicious, you have live music and the view is breathtaking – you have the city at your feet.
One of Klaipėda’s most recognizable symbols is the sailing boat Meridianas. It was built in 1948 in Finland and was used by Klaipėda Navigation School for training purposes. When the vessel was laid up, it was turned into a restaurant.
All over the city you will see interesting sculptures:
The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia and its northern within southwestern Lithuania. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site shared by the two countries. The Curonian Spit is a unique and vulnerable, sandy and wooded cultural landscape. The Spit was formed by the sea, wind and human activity and continues to be shaped by them. It is known for its fine sandy beaches.
While here visit one of the oldest settlements of the Curonian Spit. It is located on the Lagoon shore on both sides of the highway connecting Klaipeda with Kaliningrad – Juodkrante. Here you will find an outdoor sculpture – The Hill of Witches. It will take you on a trip through the most well-known legends and stories of Lithuanian folk history.
Palanga is the busiest summer resort in Lithuania and has beaches of sand and sand dunes.
This was my first Erasmus trip and i find ironical the fact that i’m writing it while i’m getting ready for my last one.
Wish you all an unforgettable summer!!