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Curonian Spit makes it to Lonely Planet’s Best Beaches of Europe 2015 List
Lonely Planet has included the Lithuanian sea resort of Kuršių Nerija (Curonian Spit) into its Best Beaches of Europe 2015 List.
The list, published on June 16th, features Lithuania’s most sought-after holiday destination in the 10th place.
“Dividing the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon that stretches from Lithuania into Russia, this sliver of land is one endless expanse of beach. Mile upon mile of fine white sand awaits those looking for a real escape,” notes the world famous travel advisory.
Amid this terrain one can marvel at the spectacle of Europe’s largest moving sand dunes, dotted with colorful fishermen villages, which together have made the Curonian Spit a UNESCO’s World Heritage site.
“For superb views, hike to the summit of the Parnidis Dune, a great spot to catch the last golden rays of the sun before it dips gently below the horizon,” lures the travel advisory.
The unique landscape, however, is not the area’s only charm. Lush forests and grasslands attract an array of winged wildlife, earning the Curonian Spit a reputation as a birdwatcher’s heaven.
Thanks to Lithuania’s accession to the eurozone earlier this year, it is easier than ever to travel around the region.
“However, tread carefully – metaphorically and literally – if you do go: responsible tourism holds out the hope of safeguarding this fragile ecosystem; anything else will only speed up its destruction,” reminds the advisory.
Earlier this year, Lonely Planet singled out Lithuania as one of Top 3 European destinations to visit in 2015.
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