Curonian spit, Nida and Juodkrante resorts

Neringa - Curonian Spit sits at the southern Lithuanian end of the extraordinary piece of land that is Neringa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of extreme beauty and fragility (Starting from Klaipėda, places go in such order: Smiltynė, Alksnynė, Juodkrantė, Pervalka, Preila and finally Nida). Essentially a huge strip of sand, Neringa also has the status of national park. Forested with linden, elm, birch and pine, Neringa plays host to a wide range of wildlife peculiar to sandy environments and is the traditional home of a unique group of hardy fisherman. Essentially, Neringa offers a peaceful, soul-cleansing alternative to the non-stop party that is Palanga, and is worth visiting at any time of the year. The sheltered Curonian lagoon running along the eastern edge freezes over in the winter months and is something quite extraordinary to see. The beach at Nidain 2002 received a ‘blue flag’ status, meaning that the water washing its shores is of an exceptionally clean and healthy quality

Witches hill - This is Juodkrantė’s main attraction. Completed in 1980, Witches Hill (Raganų Kalnas) houses some 100 weird and wonderful wooden sculptures along the edge of a forest path. Find the start on Rėzos, or ask any local. Sit in the Devil’s Armchair or slide down a giant tongue, the emphasis here is most certainly on the creepy side of life. The amazing sculptures are the work of local artists, collected and sited during the past 20 years or so.

Dunes - These incredible natural lumps of sand are as fragile as they come, and as such it's strictly forbidden to walk on them. To get the best views of them take a walk through the forest at the end of Naglių, then take a left at any of the paths after you've reached the top of the hill. Alternatively, walk along the beach at the end of Naglių and then climb the 159 steps for the best view of the lot

Sundial - The old sundial in Nida, although now in a state of ruin after the hurricane, still contains enough detail to make out some ancient Baltic patterns, although, sat as it is at the top of the 52 meters Parnidis dune, the real reason to come here though is for the breathtaking panoramic views.

Thomas Mann house - The Nobel Prize-winning German author spent the summers of 1930 and 1931 in Nida, and this is the house he chose to do it in. The cottage, which overlooks the lagoon, is now a museum, and many of the rooms have been given over to exhibits charting the man's life both here and abroad.

Maritime museum and dolphinarium - Lithuanian Sea Museum is located in the farthest northern point of the Curonian Spit – Kopgalys. Its shores are swashed by the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea from three sides. In the reconstructed central sconce aquariums with Lithuanian freshwaters, Baltic and tropical seas fish decorated with sea fauna exposition are fitted. In outside pools by the aquarium building, penguins, Baltic seals and sea-lions of the North Sea reside. In 1994, the dolphinarium was opened, which has completed the complex of Lithuanian Sea Museum covering all areas of human relationship with the sea. That complexity is exactly what makes our museum stand out from other sea museums in Europe.