• Capital: Vilnius
  • Form of government: Republic
  • Area: 65,300 km2
  • Religion: Christianity 93%
  • Phone number: +370
  • Languages: Lithuanian, Russian
  • Time difference: 0
  • Population: 2,793,694 (2021)
  • Currency: Euro (Eur)


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Finnair has daily direct flights from Helsinki to Vilnius. Air Baltic also offers flights via Riga to all Lithuanian airports. Ryanair flies from Tampere to Kaunas. Vilnius is located close to Riga, so it is also easily accessible from Riga Airport.

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Eurolines and Ecolines offer low-cost bus connections from both Tallinn and Riga to Lithuanian cities.


Embassy of Finland, Vilnius Address: K. Kalinausko st. 24, 2nd floor LT-03107 Vilnius – Tel. +370 5 266 80 10 Email: – Website:

  • Lithuania: Travel bulletin from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Traveling in the country is quite safe. Travel insurance and a valid passport or photo ID required.
The Cathedral Square, main square of the Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania

VILNIUS (Capital)


The magnificent city of Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania. It is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and with its appr. with 540,000 residents it is the second largest city of the Baltic states. Vilnius has been the power center since the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and has grown and fortified through the days of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russian regime. The city has been vivid since its founding in the 12th century and it has peculiar architectural diversity, with Baroque here is preserved also Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassical buildings together with the hideous Soviet architecture.

This pic shows beautiful and colorful streets in Old Town of Vilnius, Lithuania. The street has Gothic style architecture and colorful buildings.The pic is taken in daytime in june 2019.

Vilnius Old Town (UNESCO 1994)


The Old Town of Vilnius has been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1994 and it is a great place for history-lovers and sightseeing walk enthusiasts. Its main hub Pilies Street is known for its cafés and street markets. Here is Gothic Church of St. Anne, National Museum and the Neoclassical cathedral of the city.

Kaunas, Lithuania - June 22, 2015. Walking tourists, gas lanterns and historic buildings in Old town.

Old Town Kaunas


Surrounded by rivers from three sides, the medieval Old Town of Kaunas is located next to the confluence of two major rivers: Neris and Nemunas. This confluence once important for trade is still guarded by a tower of Kaunas castle (14th century) that you can climb witnessing minor exhibits.

Trakai castle, Lithuania. Trakai castle view from above. Beautiful historic castle on island in the morning aerial view. Famous destination in Lithuania.

Trakai Island Castle

Location: Trakai 21142, Lithuania


This beautiful building is located on one of the 21 islands of Lake Galv. Sometimes referred to as the “Little Marienburg”, this stone castle has stood on its foundation since the 14th century. The castle offers guided tours to explore places like the remarkable Great Chamber and the chapel.

Ruins of the Castle in Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas Castle

Address: Pilies g. 17, Kaunas 44275, Lithuania


This medieval castle, situated on the bank of the Nemunas river, is part of the idyllic city atmosphere of Kaunas. Its construction began in the 14th century and about one-third of the original building is still standing. The round tower houses an art gallery.

Gediminas Castle Tower or Gedimin's Tower"nGedimino pilies boksas,the western tower of the Upper Vilna castle. Vilnus. Lithuania.

Gedimino pilies bokštas (Gediminas Castle Tower)

Address: Arsenalo g. 5, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania


This lovely brick structure is what remains of the Upper Castle, once part of a greater complex situated on one of Vilnius´ hills on the left bank of the Neris river. It is a remarkable historic symbol of Lithuania and the city of Vilnius and it was depicted on the former Lithuanian currency, litas. The tower houses an exposition of archeological findings from the hill and the surrounding areas as well as a museum, where visitors can see medieval armaments and an iconography about Old Vilnius. A funicular railway operates on the castle hill from the riverside.

Siauliai, Lithuania- July 21, 2013: Hill of Crosses a famous site of pilgrimage in northern Lithuania.

Hill of Crosses

Address: Jurgaičiai 81439, Lithuania


This remarkable pilgrimage site consists of a hill where it is probable that over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes and statues of Saint Mary have been erected. The origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fortresses after the Polish-Lithuanian uprising against the Czar regime in 1831. A very majestic place, worthy of a visit.


KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

Address: Aukų g. 2A, Vilnius 01400, Lithuania


The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, previously the Museum of Genocide Victims, in Vilnius, Lithuania was established in 1992 by order of the Minister of Culture and Education and the President of the Lithuanian Union of Political Prisoners and Deportees.

Kaunas, Lithuania - September 24, 2013. Ninth Fort Monument dedicated to the victims of Nazism.

9th Fort of the Kaunas Fortress

Address: Žemaičių pl. 75, Kaunas 47435, Lithuania


The Ninth Fort is a stronghold in the northern part of Šilainiai elder, Kaunas, Lithuania. It is a part of the Kaunas Fortress, which was constructed in the late 19th century.

Aukštaitija National Park, Lithuania

Aukštaitija National Park

Address: Ignalinos sen, Lithuania


The nearest town is Ignalina, with a train connection from Vilnius. This national park is famous for its diversity and it covers 405 km². With 126 lakes and old-fashioned villages it is full of wonders for a pedestrian. The most beautiful vantage points include the Ginučiai tower and the Šiliniškės crest. The Ignalina Winter Sport Centre within the park offers its services in wintertime.

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