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Stationed on the Baltic outposts of Europe, Lithuania is anything but backwater. Proud of its heritage, Lithuania loves a good national celebration, and it's got plenty of natural, historic, artistic and architectural assets to show off about. And most of the best places to stay in Lithuania are well placed to make the most of all it has to offer.
Once Lithuania had an empire which stretched all the way to the Black Sea, then it vanished from the map as it was swallowed whole by the USSR, but now this rebellious powerhouse is back, and a fully fledged, national flag waving member of the EU and of NATO.
Tiny Vilnius has a spire-topped UNESCO listed old heart, but is also known as a hardcore clubbing scene. So for many this perfect city-break destination is one of the best places to stay in Lithuania. And that's the kind of unexpected contradiction which makes Lithuania such a quirky, vibrant destination.
Lithuania sits on the knife edge between political powers and has suffered throughout history, being pushed and pulled by the Soviets and the Nazis, but it has a very clear national identity, and a tradition of religious harmony unheard of in the region. This dramatic history might be a surprise for some visitors, but it's certainly worth delving into.
But there's much to recommend in the countryside too:
It's also worth seeking out Lithuania's oddities, its Hill of Witches, decorated with sculptures from the land's myths and legends, and the Hill of Crosses, where over one hundred thousand crosses have been contributed, by the faithful, and the wonderfully vintage 19th Century spa town of Druskininkai.
A large contemporary hotel just 20 minutes from central Vilnius, surrounded by pine forests and two magnificent lakes. A host of activities including a championship golf course, indoor pool and indulgent spa. A selection of bars and restaurants. Impressive banqueting halls. A convenient city escape.
A renovated 16th century building reworked in a contemporary refurb. Simple rooms decorated in neutral tones with wooden beams and sloping ceilings giving them a loft like feel. A rustic restaurant offers Argentinian dishes and a great wine list to boot. Excellently located for exploring the city.