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1Vilnius

888 properties in Vilnius

Welcome to Vilnius

Vilnius is a city of cobbled streets and Baroque splendour. Its fascinating back-story is one of turmoil and redemption, and it’s blossomed into an easy-going city strewn with cafés, street art and galleries. Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find plenty of surprises!

What travellers love about Vilnius

  • Old Town

    27,599 recommendations

  • City walks

    20,058 recommendations

  • Architecture

    16,203 recommendations

  • Food

    13,741 recommendations

2Palanga

810 properties in Palanga

Welcome to Palanga

Palanga is Lithuania’s busiest seaside resort and is located on the Baltic Sea. However, it comes with a seasonal personality due to it being a peaceful paradise during winter before transforming into a dynamic party town in summer.

What travellers love about Palanga

  • Seaside

    5,865 recommendations

  • Sandy beaches

    4,835 recommendations

  • Beaches

    4,676 recommendations

  • Nature

    4,610 recommendations

3Druskininkai

250 properties in Druskininkai

What travellers love about Druskininkai

  • Relaxation

    5,234 recommendations

  • Health spas

    5,138 recommendations

  • Nature

    5,123 recommendations

  • Tranquillity

    4,927 recommendations

4Kaunas

168 properties in Kaunas

Welcome to Kaunas

Historically and culturally rich Kaunas is surrounded by lush forests and waterways. It is home to an array of churches, museums and a charming Old Town consisting of diverse architecture and locally famous landmarks.

What travellers love about Kaunas

  • Old Town

    5,044 recommendations

  • City walks

    2,705 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    2,645 recommendations

  • Food

    2,318 recommendations

Best places to see in Lithuania

Vilnius TV Tower
Popular areas
Beam me up! This telecommunications tower soars above the city skyline like a giant syringe. For a romantic dinner at altitude, whizz 200 metres up to the revolving restaurant. As night falls, you see the city transform into a twinkling ocean of lights below. In December, the tower is draped with the longest Christmas lights around, creating a colossal Christmas-tree shape.
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Cathedral Square
Landmarks
Cathedral Square is home to a classic Vilnius tradition. There’s a paving slab next to the cathedral with the word “stebuklas” (miracle) written on it. Legend has it that if you stand on it, make a wish and spin through 360 degrees, it will be granted. Head there to wish upon a square, or kick back on a bench and watch as skaters hone their tricks.
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Museum of Genocide Victims
Museums
Lithuania has a long history of changing hands. In the twentieth century alone, it lurched between German, Soviet and independent Lithuanian rule six times. This moving museum honours the victims of this violent fluctuation, and its location in the old headquarters of both the KGB and the Gestapo adds an extra poignancy. Take a deep breath and face up to the weight of history.
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St Anne's Church
Landmarks
“Magnifique”! During the French invasion of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte said that he wanted to take St. Anne’s Church home on the palm of his hand. You can see where he was coming from – the church does have a pocket-sized beauty to it, like a grand Gothic cathedral in miniature. Take a tour of this red-brick city icon or gaze across from the picnic spot in Bernardine Park.
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Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Theatres
Arias and Arabesques. Culture vultures flock to this opera house for high-brow theatrical thrills. Whether you’re into European classics like La Bohème, Russian masterpieces like Prince Igor or lesser-known local works, this is the place to come. Kiddie cognoscenti are welcome, too – on Sundays, they put on special performances for children. Bravo!
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Gediminas' Tower
Landmarks
Vilnius vistas. This stubby octagonal tower stands on green-tufted Gediminas Hill, overlooking the cityscape below. It’s all that remains from the 14th-century Upper Castle that once dominated the skyline. Chug up the funicular, then clamber up the spiral staircase. On your way, scale models and dioramas tell the tower’s story. From the roof, the panoramas stretch for miles.
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What travellers love about Lithuania

Old Town
Recommended by 36,384 travellers
City walks
Recommended by 27,693 travellers
Nature
Recommended by 23,607 travellers

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