Nature has been generous to Lithuania. Although there are no mountains or great forests, the country’s beauty lies in the diversity of its landscape. This is a place of rolling hills and gentle plains; of quietly flowing rivers and of lakes which reflect the blueness of the sky. The largest river, the Nemunas, gathers and carries the waters of many tributaries to the Baltic Sea, wherein lies Lithuania’s famous “amber coast”.
Called the Curonian Spit, it is a sixty mile-long bank of sand dunes and pine trees which stretches from the southwest to the seaport of Klaip?da and encloses the vast Curonian Lagoon. For centuries, amber, Lithuania’s precious harvest of the sea, has been washed onto these golden sands.