Now into its fifth edition, Lithuania is an invaluable guide for planning a memorable vacation in this most hospitable of European countries. Some of the many attractions featured are the atmospheric Hill of Crosses at Siauliai, the charming seaside town of Palanga and the provincial town of Kaunas with its museums and botanical gardens. For those seeking a tranquil retreat by the Baltic Sea, the Curonian Spit National Park is well covered, with its town of Nida perched amongst a wilderness of dunes. An overview of the country's chequered history is provided in addition to all the information necessary to create the perfect itinerary.
Gordon McLachlan is a professional travel writer specializing in Germany and eastern Europe.