Palanga is the biggest, liveliest and most popular coastal destination in Lithuania, famous for its beaches and dunes which stretch into the distance. Holidaymakers associate Palanga with the romantic ritual of watching the sunset from a pier that stretches half-a-kilometre into the sea.
Every year posh new hotels and guest houses appear in town. High-class sanatoriums are starting to branch out into medical tourism while spas and beauty salons give professionally provided facials, body treatments and massages.
This cheerful resort is a perfect place for the young at heart to dine and dance the holiday away. There are lots of great cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs and casinos. But Palanga is also great for active holidays – water cycling, horse riding, tennis courts, swimming pools, saunas… you name it.
The highlight of Palanga is its vast Botanical Gardens designed by the French architect Eduardo Andre and the stately, white Tiškevič Palace. The palace is a suitable location of the breathtaking Amber Museum, famous for having the world’s biggest and most amazing collection of amber inclusions – prehistoric insects and plants caught forever inside the amber. In August, the palace terrace turns into an atmospheric stage for concerts and poetry evenings.