Taking a look at Lithuania
Explore this southernmost Baltic state
The southernmost Baltic state, Lithuania is a nation steeped in tradition. You only have to wander the cobblestone streets of Vilnius, the country's capital, to appreciate the medieval atmosphere that permeates throughout much of this diminutive northern European nation. Old Town charm aside, Lithuania still bears the scars of centuries of conflict, not least that visited upon it during the Second World War and the subsequent repression experienced during the Soviet era of occupation. Today, long freed of its Cold War shackles, Lithuania lures tourists with a wealth of visitor attractions and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include one of the most praised national parks in the region, and a fascinating archaeological site marking the country's medieval capital. So, are you ready to take a closer look at Lithuania?
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