The Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, on the south east shore of the Baltic Sea and Europcar, of course, is represented with five outlets: One in the capital Vilnius and one at Vilnius International Airport; one at Kaunas International Airport; one on the coast at Klaipeda; and one at Palanga Airport. All are standing by and ready to help with any of your car hire needs. Our fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles is ready to accommodate any size of family or budget, while services like easy online booking, express pick-up, optional satellite navigation, child seats and additional driver cover are there to help you travel throughout Lithuania without drama. Our experienced and expert staff are always on hand, dedicated to helping solve all your trip's transport issues.
Having long been one of Europe's best-kept secrets, Lithuania welcomes over 2.2 million visitors per year into its many hotels and guest houses, all attracted by the vibrant culture, astonishing Baltic coastline and full, evergreen forests that hide sparkling rivers and lakes. Many visitors are interested in the various relics from the former Soviet regime, including the Cold War museum on a disused nuclear missile site and the Soviet sculpture park. For events prior to that, Kaunas still has remains of its immense fortress, built between 1882 and 1915 to re-enforce the Russian Empire's western border. For those seeking a more spiritual destination, the Hill of Crosses and Žemaičių Kalvarija, both near Samogitia, are major Christian pilgrimage sites as is the Gate of Dawn, in Vilnius.
The City of Vilnius - While the Old Town of Lithuania's capital city is made up from nearly two thousand awe-inspiring medieval, gothic and renaissance buildings, they pale in comparison to the central Cathedral of Vilnius. The Cathedral was founded in the 15th century on a site that has been a centre for worship since before Christ, and is just off Cathedral Square near the equally impressive Town Hall building. The heart of Vilnius is a collection of crumbling corners, cobbled alleys and hilltop vistas, but where it's still easy to find the best in Lithuanian or world cuisine, first-class shopping, as well as lively bars and nightspots. For those interested, the KGB Museum can be found in the former Soviet prison and the pre-WWII ghetto, where the Jewish community suffered, is still remembered. But don't forget Higher Castle, built in the 13th century, that offers an unparalleled view of the city.
The Baltic Beaches - While Lithuania may not be everyone's first pick for a beach vacation, the so-called 'summer capital' Palanga and the beautiful Curonian Spit are not to be missed. Palanga is Lithuania's busiest seaside resort and features nearly twelve miles of sandy beaches and dunes, as well as dozens of restaurants, bars and fairground rides. The Curonian Spit is more than sixty miles of narrow sand dune extending south from Klaipeda to form one of the most remarkable geological phenomena in the Baltic region.