Photogallery: The Baltics – Eastern Shore of the Baltic Sea
The Baltics – Eastern Shore of the Baltic Sea
heading (paragraph): States
No. of pictures: 35 pictures
Through our photo gallery, we will go to the Baltics, which combine three countries connected by history, culture and economy. These are Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. We will visit their capital cities - Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn as well as famous tourist attractions, such as the Mountain of Crosses or the city of Trakai.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Beata Firicová, Maria Koczová, Barbara Nováková
"Magica locus" - a magic place or a place of hopes of memories too. This fact is testified by thousands of crosses aiming to the sky. It will impress you with its shinning aura and you will feel you are at the right place. At place you will find peace.
Today we go to the southernmost and the largest Baltic country – Lithuania. We will visit the ancient town of Trakai only 28 km away from the capital of Vilnius.
After a short while, we are back in Lithuania. Maybe you remember our last visit to the town of Trakai and its wonderful Island Castle. This time we explore the capital and the largest city of this Baltic country - Vilnius.
Average enthusiast knows that Lithuania exists. And perhaps knows where the country is located. But that’s usually it. Unlike traditional tourist destinations such as Croatia, Italy, or Greece, Lithuania is at the edge of interest of average Western. Well, there is the Baltic Sea. But it is too cold to swim in.
Our trip to the Baltics region started in Lithuania. There we visited two beautiful cities – Vilnius and Trakai. Today, we move to Latvia, Lithuania’s neighbor. We visit its capital, Riga. The city is truly charming.
Helsinki is a seaside town and thanks to its location in the middle of the Gulf of Finland, you can turn around to see the surrounding states. Ferry journeys of various lengths can be used primarily as a connection to the Swedish capital - Stockholm, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, Russia (where visas are needed), or the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. And just over two hours of sailing distant Tallinn is an ideal day trip from modern Helsinki to history.
After a visit in Riga, Latvia we set off to the last of the Baltic countries – Estonia. Northernmost Baltic country has rich history and amazing sights. We traveled to Tallinn to see those.
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