Lithuanian Tourism Attractionsadminlithuania
Nearly 3 million tourists have visited Lithuania in 2019, and although numbers were totally different in 2020, Lithuania hopes to get travellers back in the nearest years. Tourism industry makes 3 % of countries GDP and employs around 50.000 people. Lithuania has 4 UNESCO heritage listed sites Vilnius Old Town, Kernave old capital remaining, Curonian Peninsular national park and Struve Geodetic Arc. One more UNESCO listed heritage is nonmaterial the old type of Lithuanian national singing. Hot air ballooning is very popular in Lithuania, especially in Vilnius and Trakai. Bicycle tourism is growing, especially in the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route. EuroVelo routes EV10, EV11, EV13 go through Lithuania. The total length of bicycle tracks amounts to 3769 km (of which 1988 km is asphalt pavement). Nemunas Delta Regional Park and Žuvintas biosphere reserve are known for bird watching. Historical legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, pristine nature, seaside and SPA resorts are the main attraction points of Lithuania. Domestic tourism is also highly popular. Lithuanians also prefer to spend their vacations in Lithuania – 70 percent. Most tourists visit the big cities— Vilnius, Klaipėda, and Kaunas, seaside resorts, such as Neringa, Palanga, and Spa towns – Druskininkai, Birštonas. While the local travellers enjoy a lot exploring less famous but locally very important small towns, farmsteads, mansions, ethnographical villages. Most visitors arriving to Lithuania are from neighbour countries like Latvia, Belarus, Russia, Estonia and Poland as well as many travellers come from European countries – Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland. Recently more and more travellers come from USA, China and other Asian countries.