Six of the best: Baltic beaches; Emerging Europe

The Baltic Sea may not be as warm as thte Med or the Aegean – to say the very least – but the thousands of beaches in the region are amongst the widest, wildest and sandiest in all of Europe. Many are also quite often deserted. Even during high summer you need not worry about somebody knocking over your sandcastle on the endless stretches of white beach.

Source: Six of the best: Baltic beaches – Emerging Europe | Intelligence, Community, News

The new holiday map: 10 under-the-radar destinations you can definitely visit right now; Telegraph

Source: The new holiday map: 10 under-the-radar destinations you can definitely visit right now

Summer In Europe: The 20 Safest Places For Travel And Tourism Post-Coronavirus, According To European Best Destinations; Cecilia Rodriguez; Forbes

Summer travel in Europe now seems possible as many countries open borders, restaurants and hotels and create “air bridges” to liberate flights.

Source: Summer In Europe: The 20 Safest Places For Travel And Tourism Post-Coronavirus, According To European Best Destinations

Lithuania Allows Restaurant Seating to Expand Into Streets and Plazas to Safely Reopen its Vibrant Old Town Cafes; Andy Corbley; Good News Network

In Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius, many of the plazas and streets are being turned into outdoor seating to help restaurants stay open during COVID-19.

Source: Lithuania Allows Restaurant Seating to Expand Into Streets and Plazas to Safely Reopen its Vibrant Old Town Cafes

Amazing National Winners of the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards; Jessica Stewart; My Modern Met

The Sony World Photography Awards has announced its top photos from each of the 63 countries that submitted, and they do not disappoint.

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City Guide: Vilnius; Audrey Gillan; ABTA Magazine

Those with a penchant for history, gastronomy, architecture or the arts will find Vilnius has it all in troves. Audrey Gillan gives the lowdown…

Source: City Guide: Vilnius | ABTA Magazine

How to spend 48 Hours in Vilnius: 17 top tips; Kash; Budget Traveller

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15 best places to see in Lithuania; Ali Wagner; Skyscanner’s Travel Blog

Explore the best places in Lithuania, from historic cities full of modern culture, to dream-like Baltic shores, to vast lakes, forests and remote treasures.

Source: 15 best places to see in Lithuania | Skyscanner’s Travel Blog

Top Things To Do For Thrill Seeker’s In Lithuania; Joe Sawyer; MTV UK

Eastern Europe’s best kept secret…

Source: Top Things To Do For Thrill Seeker’s In Lithuania | MTV UK

Discover Neringa: Reasons to Explore Lithuania’s Magnificent Curonian Spit; Kirsten Henton; Weather 2 Travel

Discover Neringa: Reasons to Explore the Magnificent Curonian Spit, Lithuania, Including Beautiful Beaches, Wildlife, Sand Dunes, Heritage & History…

Source: Discover Neringa: Reasons to Explore Lithuania’s Magnificent Curonian Spit

Vilnius Historic Center; Gary Arndt; Everything Everywhere

Information on visiting and staying in Vilnius, Lithuania, including top attractions, hotels, and restaurants.

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The Legends of Lithuania’s Curonian Spit; Amy McPherson; World Nomads

Amy McPherson travels to Lithuania and learns the story of Neringa and the Hill of Witches.

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Now Is the Time to Visit Vilnius, Lithuania’s Sophisticated Capital; Rima Suqi; Architectural Digest

As the Daniel Libeskind–designed MO Modern Art Museum opens, the city prepares for its global close-up—and deservedly so…

Source: Now Is the Time to Visit Vilnius, Lithuania’s Sophisticated Capital | Architectural Digest

Arty, hipster and a country within a country: Welcome to the Republic of Užupis; Richard Franks; Metro.co.uk

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10 Things To Do in Vilnius, Lithuania; Amanda; Kevin & Amanda

Planning a trip to the Baltic states? If you’re thinking about going to Estonia and Latvia, you may be considering Lithuania as well. Here are the best things to see and do in the capital city of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Source: 10 Things To Do in Vilnius, Lithuania | Kevin & Amanda

Travel Guide to Vilnius, Lithuania: what is there to see and do; Laura Pidgley; Travel Magazine

Vilnius is just starting to earn a reputation for itself as one of Europe’s hottest city-break destinations. So what shouldn’t you miss during a break to the Lithuanian capital?

Source: Travel Guide to Vilnius, Lithuania: what is there to see and do

5 reasons you must visit Lithuania in 2018; Wanderlust

In 2018, Lithuanian celebrates the 100th anniversary of the restoration of its statehood. From a new seaside cycle route to unique folk festivals, here are five ways you can join the party

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The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every European Country; BARBARA WOOLSEY & JONATHAN MELMOTH; Thrill List

Lithuania – Curonian Spit

Dreaming of a trip to Europe? Well, it’s time to get more specific. There’s a grand total of 48 countries across this ultra-diverse continent, from Iceland in the north to Cyprus in the south, and even out to the Ural Mountains in Russia. To help you decide where to plonk your American booty next, here’s the most flat-out gorgeous spot in each and every one of ‘em.

Albania

Ksamil Beach

Is Albania at the top of your beach vacation wishlist this summer? Didn’t think so. Maybe that’s because you haven’t seen the beach at Ksamil, the jewel of the Albanian Riviera, with dazzling white sand, turquoise water, and three idyllic islands in the bay. Don’t forget your snorkel.

Andorra

Lagos de Tristaina

These high-mountain lakes are your reward for taking on the Estanys de Tristaina hiking trail, a 3-mile route next to the French border in the north of this bite-sized principality. Free-grazing horses hang out up here, presumably for the killer combination of fresh water and awesome views. Take a picnic, and something to wear for your well-earned dip.

Armenia

Tatev Monastery

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Discover UNESCO Sites – Curonian Spit; EpicWander

Lithuania/Russian Federation – Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit is a unique and vulnerable, sandy and wooded cultural landscape on a coastal spit with small Curonian lagoon settlements.

This extended sand dune peninsula is 98 km long and 0.4-4 km wide. Its human habitation dates back to prehistoric times. During this period, natural forces of wind and wave have threatened the spit. Only continuous human efforts to fight the erosion of the Spit have made possible its survival today.

Transboundary site

The Curonian Spit is a transboundary property, belonging both to the Klaipeda Region (Lithuania) and the Kaliningrad District (Russian Federation). The status of their respective National Parks guarantees the protection of the cultural landscape. They share the common goal of preserving the natural and cultural attributes of the property.

Formation and Evolution

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