M. Gričėnas

See & do

Knock knock, Lithuania

It’s always interesting to find a new door to knock on. Or an old, forgotten one, which brings back so many memories. You knock, and we swing the door open for you. We want to tell you about the people who used to live here. And those who still do. About their discoveries, their sense and taste of Lithuania. About their connection to the majestic Lithuanian history, to the magical thrill of Vilnius and its mysterious Baroque longing. About their hot nights in the Old Town’s courtyards and their long walks through the streets of Kaunas, the undertones of modern architecture they admire, the feelings they get in exuberant music festivals and galleries booming with creativity, their discoveries in small coffee shops and cosy restaurants. Nothing is half-hearted in Lithuania, so let’s travel to a country full of culture. Our true Lithuania.

Vietas

Mēs esam mazi - neviens nesaka, ka neesam. Bet Lietuvā ir tik daudz skaistu vietu, ko apmeklēt, un mums ir tik daudz ko parādīt! Pirmkārt, mūsu viesmīlīgās sirdis. Tad mūsu pilsētas, austas ar vēsturi. Ceļi, kas ved uz jūru, kur satiekas kuģi. Kurša kāja, ko izpūtis vējš, dabiska un tik ļoti patiesa. Jūras piekraste, ko rotā zvejas laivas un kaitbordi. Atsvaidzinošais minerālūdens avoti un priežu meži, piepildīti ar smaržīgu gaisu. Mums vienkārši ir tik daudz šajā mazajā zaļajā zemes pleķītī. Un jums tas noteikti ir jāredz.

Māksla un kultūra

Kopš seniem laikiem līdz mūsdienām lietuviešu mākslai ir īpaša loma mūsu sirdīs. Jaunrades spēks mīt mūsos un ļauj mums spert soļus, kas mūs ved tālāk. Elpošanas skaņa dažreiz var kļūt par filmas mūziku. Vējš, kas pūš matus jūrā - dziesmu vārdi. Atspiests ceļa akmens - skulptūra, no tālu vietas aizsūtīta drauga vēstule - gleznas gabals. Izveidošana nesākas un nebeidzas. Tas dzīvo mūsu iekšienē, ļauj mums veikt pasākumus, kurus mēs neuzdrīkstētosies, skaita kodus, kurus mēs nevarētu aptvert, ja ne radošuma spēks. Bez radīšanas nebūtu dzīvības. Nebūtu Lietuvas, kāda mums šobrīd ir. Tas padara lietuviešu kultūru tik īpašu.

Daba

Lietuvas daba ir mūsu lielākais dārgums. Ar savu zaļo toņu spektru, tīrā ūdens svaigumu un valdzinošajām ainavām šķiet, ka Lietuvas dabas dāvanas ir neizsmeļamas tās iedzīvotājiem un apmeklētājiem. Izbaudiet tos, vienlaikus aizsargājot un kopjot Lietuvas lielāko dārgumu.

Izklaides

Mēs visu darām no sirds. Trokšņainās pilsētas ielās vai festivālā mežā, pārgājienā pāri mitrājam vai sacīkšu trasē, gaisa balona grozā vai zem laivas burām, jūrmalā vai mazā ciematiņā, ievērojot tradīcijas vai darot kaut ko pilnīgi jaunu, mēs metamies ar galvu iekšā sacīkstēs vai cenšoties pierādīt pašiem sev un citiem, cik spēcīgi patiesībā esam. Pievienojieties mums – Lietuvā ir daudz, ko darīt!

News

7 Lithuanian dishes for your Christmas table this year

Wondering how to spice up your Christmas table this year? We’re guessing you’re looking for something simple yet exotic, homey yet exquisite, right? Wait, that sounds exactly like a Lithuanian dish! Sweet, savoury, crispy and colourful – we have all bases covered. Lithuania Travel brings you some mouth-watering dishes for this season!

Discover the ghospitable Lithuania

Trick-or-treat! Wait, what? Lithuanians don’t celebrate Halloween. Shocker, right? We know, but we do get to hang out with ghosts, faeries and witches ALL YEAR ROUND for other occasions. We’re not just ghospitable to otherworldly creatures, we’re also pretty hospitable to people as well! Visit to learn more about the quirky nature of Lithuania.

Looking for well-being and happiness? Lithuania has the answers

Tired of traffic jams in the morning - jobs that needed to be done yesterday - kids with never ending colds - not meeting that 10,000-step goal - and bad cholesterol levels that are on the up and up? Seems like someone needs to recharge their batteries! If so, we’ve got a unique escape plan for you: a trip to Lithuania!

How Emmy-award-winning Chernobyl series made Lithuania a prime destination for alternative tourism

A fresh look on an event that almost changed the course of human history. A masterpiece of on-screen storytelling. HBO’s Chernobyl, a massive hit with viewers and critics around the world, has just won 3 Emmy awards. The name Lithuania was mentioned several times at the ceremony, with the crew and actors praising the location, where 80% of the series were filmed. Nuclear tourism – centered around the decommissioned Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) – has been booming in Lithuania since the series premiere. In a span of just several months the series’ fame brought thousands of fans to the country.

A map of 20 most unusual ice-cream flavours for sunny September

Bacon, beetroot and seaweed are just a few of the unusual ice-cream flavours offered by Lithuanian chefs. Continuing its tradition of the GASTRO travel guide across Lithuania, the national tourism promotion enterprise Lithuania Travel presents an interactive map of the locations where you can taste the most unusual flavours of ice-cream, a dessert much loved by Lithuanians.