Lithuania Flights GuideLithuania, a former Eastern Bloc country located on the Southern edge of the Balkan states, has longed lived in the shadow of the Soviet Union. However, modern Lithuania, a member of the European Union, is one of the fastest growing countries in its region. Located on the Balkan Sea, Lithuania boasts a lovely climate and a elegant mix of Renaissance and Classical architecture.
The most important and well-known city is the capital, Vilnius, which is famous for its old medieval town and much of the architecture that defines the entire nation. Though it is located near the border of Belarus, it is considered the center of Lithuanian culture. Other major cities include Kaunas and Klaipeda.
Vilnius Airport is the only commercial international airport in the small country, and handles the bulk of both international and domestic travel. It is located only 6 km from the city center, and caters to nearly 4 million passengers a year. It was completed in 1954, and now features service by many popular international airlines including Ryanair and WizzAir. The country is considered to have a generally mild climate, possibly to do the proximity of the Baltic Coast. However, the Baltic coastline is prone to more bouts of severe weather than the Eastern half of the country, with occasionally severe storms. Snow is common in the wintertime, and sleet can carry over into the springtime, though is extremely rare in the summer.