Lithuania is located along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is a high-income advanced economy country with a very high standard of living. Every year, this country welcomes an increasing number of medical tourists. Other than having high-quality medical centers (three of which are JCI accredited), the biggest attraction of Lithuania’s medical tourism is its affordable costs. From accommodation, dining, to medical treatments, the prices are extremely competitive and can only cost a fraction of what they would be in other European countries. With skilled medical professionals, a huge variation of medical procedures, and a beautiful environment, medical tourists can easily combine their treatment, recovery period, and holiday for less than what it would have cost them in their home country.
Popular Cities and Regions
Lithuania might not be as popular as other European countries, but it is a charming holiday destination. The country’s capital city, Vilnius, is overflowing with trendy bars, beautiful hills, fascinating architecture, and intriguing history. It is considered as one of the cheapest city breaks in Europe. Tourists can fly in a hot air balloon to get an incredible view of Vilnius. The second-largest city in Lithuania is Kaunas, which also serves as the country’s historical center. In this city, tourists can explore many hidden attractions within walking distance. The most famous place in the city is the Old Town. For some natural attractions, Druskininkai and Nida are the best places to visit. Druskininkai is filled with mineral water and curing mud for health spas, while Nida is popular for the highest moving sand dunes in Europe, the Dead Dunes.
Most international tourists will arrive at Vilnius International Airport. The airport has international flights to many European cities. The airports in Lithuania do not serve domestic flights. Therefore, the fastest way to get around the country is by hiring a car or by the intercity buses. Buses between big cities are very frequent. To get around inside one of the cities, riding a bicycle is the best way.
Citizens of the European Union, Canada, the United States, and Australia are granted visa-free entry and may stay in the country for up to 90 days. Other nationals must apply and obtain a visa before entering the country. Lithuania is also a part of the Schengen Area.
Lithuania is filled with tourists during the summer. Starting from June to August, this season is warm and pleasant with an average daytime temperature of 20°C. Autumn is mostly sunny, but the temperatures start to get chilly. Winter can get very cold, with an average temperature of around -2.8°C to -6.6°C and spring tends to be warmer.
- Local Currency: Lithuania adopted the Euro in 2015. 1 USD is equivalent to 0.9 EUR.
- Money & Payments: ATMs can be found easily even in small villages. Credit cards are accepted in many places. Tipping is common and tourists should always tip with cash.
- Local Language: Lithuanian is the official language and English is widely spoken by the younger generations.
- Local Culture and Religion: Christianity is predominant in Lithuania. However, small groups of Jews, Muslims, and other religions can also be found.
- Public holidays: Lithuania celebrates Christian religious holidays and national patriotic holidays, including Easter and Christmas.