Villages in Neringa
Favorite thing: The Curonian Spit is not just the touristic Nida, it is the whole national park. It also includes these small villages: Smiltyne, Alksnyne, Juodkrante, Pervalka, Preila and Nida. All these villages are nice, depending on your preferences as Nida and Juodkrante are the bigger villages, offering more accomodation, restaurants and places of interest, Preila is a very quite place with cheaper accomodation and Smiltyne is famous for its museums. You can look for information about these villages separately by visiting Preila, Nida, etc. pages. The whole Curonian Spit to my opinion is the most beatiful place in Lithuania, the most worth to visit!
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Forest fires in Neringa
Favorite thing: In Neringa forest fires are quite common in summer. Because forests here are very dense (they were all planted by humans in late XIX century, there were only sand dunes before) and winds strong, fires starts quite quickly. They are also harder to extingush, because big number of firetrucks needed to cope with forest fires must be transported to Neringa using a ferry, which slows down firefighters.
Fondest memory: Well, just as with storms - forest fires does damage, however, this is quite a spectacle of nature.
Heavy storms in Neringa
Favorite thing: Ussually all the storms are heavier in Neringa than other parts of Lithuania, because Neringa is the westernmost municipality and also because it is surrounded by water from all sides except tiny boundary with Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. Also, in storms ferries can't sail, thus Neringa is completely cut off from mainland Lithuania at these times.
Fondest memory: Storms does some damage in Neringa, especially big storms which hits about once in two year, but generally the "angry sea" and trees, moving in the wind, is pleasant view... At least to me. Also, the feeling of being isolated from other people in country adds something.
Neringa in winter
Favorite thing: Nering looks very beutiful and calm in winter, without load of tourists. Curonian Gulf (Kurðiø Marios) frozes sometimes thus stopping ferry traffic and making Neringa separated from the rest of Lithuania.
Sea, dunes, forrest and peace everywhere
Favorite thing: Go to Nida for the dunes and just to enjoy the delightful place, stay in a B&B, eat smoked fish of the lagoon, take a chance to find amber yourself on the beach , it is like goldmining...Go to the strange open air witches museum of Juodkrante. Neringa is lovely any time.
Fondest memory: I have a lot but the funniest were to go on a desert beach and swim naked in the Baltic sea on a 24th July at 7:00 a.m., strong feeling of being part of the nature. Second was to visit Juodkrante witches open air museum... a few weeks after having seen the movie "The Blair witch project"...Terrific.
Nida - best place for your stay in Neringa
Favorite thing: Nida is the biggest village where most of visitors stay.
It's calm and beautiful, full of it's special charm and character.
Favorite thing: In 2000 - The Kursiu Nerija National Park was included into UNESCO World Heritage List as valuable cultural landscape.