"Palanga" Top 5 Page for this destination Palanga Favorite Tip by ginte

Palanga General: 18 reviews and 19 photos

  Herb of Palanga
by ginte
 
 

Favorite thing: The tourism destination for many Lithuanians, Palanga (pop. 20,000) has a beach that seems to stretch forever. There are two must-sees in Palanga: Birute's Hill-is a tall sand-dune which originally boasted a pagan temple to Thunder god Perkunas that was guarded by Vestal Virgins. Grand Duke Vytautas, smitten by one of the guardians, Birute, kidnapped her and made her his wife. The hill is now topped with a chapel and a statue of Birute rests at the foot of the hill. The second and most interesting tourist site is the Amber Museum, which has tens of thousands of different amber pieces on display, including some bigger than you can imagine.

These days, Palanga is the place to go for active youngsters in search of bars and nightclubs, of which the town now has plenty. In summer, Palanga gets noisy.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Oct 11, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

ginte

“Every place is beautiful in its own way...”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 6 9

Have you been to Palanga?

  Share Your Travels