As the first Soviet republic to declare its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990, this slice of fairy-tale Europe – replete with medieval castles and primeval forests – is just begging to be explored
Once the largest empire on the European continent, Lithuania’s history reads at times like a Game of Thrones episode and presents much for those looking to discover a new side of Europe. With architectural splendours spanning the gothic to renaissance to baroque to bohemian, a hearty national cuisine, and – would you believe it – a stunning stretch of sand dune coast, Lithuania bewitches all those who visit.
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Lithuania at a glance
Vilnius (population 541,000)
(GMT+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius
Type C (European 2-pin) Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)