About Lithuania

Lithuania is a small country located on the Eastern shore of the Baltic sea. It emerged as a state in the early 13th century and became one of the most powerful states in Eastern Europe. A long history of expansion was followed by shrinkage and even disappearance from the world map. After being incorporated in the Soviet Union during the World War II Lithuania was the first republic to break away in the early 90'es. Today, recovering from the past Lithuanians are building a modern and democratic society based on their historic traditions. Nature has been generous to Lithuania. Although there are no mountains or great forests, the country's beauty lies in the diversity of its landscape. This is a place of rolling hills and gentle plains, of quietly flowing rivers and of lakes which reflect the blueness of the sky. The largest river, the Nemunas carries the waters to the Baltic Sea , wherein lies Lithuania's famous "amber coast".


Vilnius - a world heritage city

Lithuanians capital city is built at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers and surrounded by picturesque wooden hills. The city has an enormous architectural diversity with many churches and towers, fortifications, secluded medieval courtyards and narrow and curved streets. It is a city with a rich history, it is a place where Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical styles stand side by side and compliment each other. Vilnius has managed to retain its unique character as a northerly cultural meeting point at the crossroads of the Roman and Byzantine and the European and Eurasian worlds. Don't miss the symbols of Vilnius - the Gediminas Castle, the Gothic masterpiece of Saint Ann's church, the old Vilnius University, the gem of Baroque - the St. Peter and Paul's Church and the classical St. Stanislav's Cathedral.

Lithuania - video presentation