Lonely Planet said “rebellious, quirky and vibrant, Lithuania is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets”, and a place to visit in 2015.
As of 1 January 2015, Lithuania will be the newest member of the eurozone, the final step in its journey from reluctant Soviet republic to fully fledged European nation. Travelling in Lithuania is going to get easier when it comes to electronic payments and finding an ATM. And why visit? The Curonian Spit is one long line of gorgeous beaches, backed by Europe’s largest moving sand dunes. Then there’s Vilnius’ baroque old town, which earned Lithuania one of its entries on the World Heritage list.
In addition, Lithuania will celebrate twenty five years of re-established independence next year, so visitors can expect some grand celebrations.
Click Lonely Planet: Best in Travel 2015 to read more as to why Lithuania toped the list of the best travel destinatons in 2015.
The list was compiled through criteria such as whether there was a special event next year, or because the writers believed that the destination will soon become a big hit. Smaller countries were given a fair opportunity as recent developments were considered, meaning that the more well-known travel destinations would not be able to dominate.
Last year’s winner was Brazil as it hosted the World Cup and will be the next country to host the 2016 Olympic Games.