Introduction to Palanga

 

Palanga is one of the best-knowns Baltic resorts with more than 850 years of history. Today Palanga is one of most beautiful cities in Lithuania, former Capital of Culture, combining advantages of modern city and natural environment (click here to see the pictures of the city). The city has an excellent and modern infrastructure, many pedestrian walkways, more than 30 kilometers long cycleways along the seaside and the only pedestrian Sea-bridge in the region. In Palanga you will find squares, fountains, monuments and parks. Palanga is fulfilled with the hotels, guesthouses and restaurants, there are many SPAs and wellness centers. Below you can see Palanga from a bird’s eye.

Palanga suggests many activities, cultural events and entertainment for people of different tastes and ages. Youth could enjoy nightlife, great variety of pubs and clubs. History lovers might visit museums, e.g. Museum of Amber or Museum of the Marinelife. Gourmands will be pleased with great variety of restaurants, representing traditional Lithuanian and world cuisines. Natural environment lovers here could enjoy sand dunes and pine forests as well as sport fans could try cycling, jogging, water surfing, kite surfing and many other active leisure activities. In the evening time street artists start their performances as well as the dancing fountains start shows in the squares. During the season restaurants attracts visitors with the live music as well as local orchestra arranges free concerts in the Birute park. Finally, last but not least – sunbathing in a Blue-flag beaches and swimming in the sea.

Tourism infrastructure in Palanga is the best in the country, therefore city has an excellent services sector, where you could gain practice and experience. Moreover, there are many foreign tourists, therefore it is easy to communicate in English in the restaurants, shops and all the institutions. Palanga is a lively city, where you could meet interesting and friendly people, not only Lithuanians, but also foreigners. City of Palanga has about 18 thousand of local residents and from 500 thousand to 700 thousand of tourist every year. It is also very important for nowadays people, that Palanga has many free Wi-Fi hot spots, covering considerable part of the city.

Finally, Palanga is very easy to reach from anywhere. City has an international airport and is only half an hour away from the international seaport of Klaipėda if you would prefer arrive by ferry. You could also reach Lithuania via Kaunas or Vilnius airports, from which Palanga is only couple hours away by bus or train. Moreover, Palanga is easily accessible with an international bus routes.

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