Tips

Travelling by

Travelling by  Travelling by

By car Lithuanian traffic moves on the right and, as with most of the world, all distances are posted in km. The road network in Lithuania is fairly good, especially the motorways. The quality of road surface on minor roads can

Stay safe

Stay safe  Stay safe

In general, safety depends on what country you are from. You should take basic safety measures: Take care when visiting potentially dangerous neighbourhoods at night. After dark it is safer to walk along main roads, than to take a short cut through

Natural danger

Natural danger  Natural danger

If bitten by a dog or a wild animal, seek medical attention immediately. In some parts of the country, particulary in pastures, forest outskirts and meadows with a high grass, there is a low risk of contracting tick-borne encephalitis. Vaccination

Get in Lithuania

Get in Lithuania  Get in Lithuania

Lithuania is a member of the Schengen Agreement. There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty – the European Union (except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland,

Contact

Contact  Contact

In Lithuania, internal area codes consist of a zero mostly followed by 2 digits for the town, followed by 6 digits for the local subscriber number. Smaller towns have a zero and then 3 digits and the 5 digit local subscriber number. Vilnius has 7

Drinks

Drinks  Drinks

Lithuania is a beer drinking country, with the most famous brands being Švyturys, Kalnapilis, Utenos, Horn and Gubernija. A visit to a kiosk will show that there may be more than 50 different brands of beer in this small country. Alcohol

Sleep

Sleep  Sleep

The price of accommodation depends very much on the place. For instance, in Joniškis (Northern Lithuania), you can get a good hotel room for 25 euros whereas an equivalent room might be as much as 100 euros in Vilnius. Some hotels do not have home

Eat

Eat  Eat

Lithuanian dinners usually include meat, potato, vegetables and sometimes a curd sauce of some sort. Case in point: the cepelinai, or zeppelins, which are meat filled potato-starch based zeppelin-shaped masses traditionally slathered in a sauce of

Currency and Prices

Currency and Prices  Currency and Prices

Even though Lithuania is a member of the European Union, the national currency of Lithuania is not the euro, but the litas. The Lithuanian litas is a convertible currency, but it is expected that Lithuania will join the euro zone in the next few

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