Palanga Travel Guide

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  • Palanga, Lithuania
    Palanga, Lithuania
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    Palanga, Lithuania
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Palanga Highlights

  • Pro
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     Lithuanian holidays meca... 

  • Con
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     Too crowded in the summer period... 

  • In a nutshell
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     Most popular resort in Lithuania 

Palanga Things to Do

  • Palace of Tiskeviciai

    Elegant form palace was built in 1897. The park near this palace was created already in 1848 and, I should tell, at this moment it is the most beautiful park in Lithuania. Park was made by project of famous French park architecture designer Andre. He is a creator of numerous parks in Europe and some of them also exist in Lithuania.Palace at the...

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  • A little temple of St Maria

    Mini temple of St Maria, hewed in one rock, near a mount, where Lithuanian pagans offered prayers for gods of the Sun, the Moon, the Thunderer and from as early as 7th century.People come here to pray, sometimes mass takes place here.

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  • Jurate and Kastytis sculpture

    Jurate and Kastytis stands just near the sea, in J. Basanavicius street. Sculpture was presented here still in Soviet times. Why these people are so important? The names comes from a tale and Jurate, a Godess of the sea, a mermaid, and Kastytis, active fishermen. He was disturbing Jurate due too much finishing, she appeared on sea bank ... and...

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Palanga Restaurants

  • Ukrainian kitchen

    This small restaurant is very popular among locals as the atmosphere there is very informal and friendly.The food is traditional Ukrainian and tastes "homemade".Warning for those who do not like the garlic-they use it in almost all the dishes :).Also be prepared that the portions are very big,so some of dishes are available in "small" portion,which...

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  • Cafe - bar

    It's my favourite bar in Palanga. Great and tasteful dishes, cosy atmosphere, nice music... It's always nice to sit there in the evenings as well as in the daytime. When we were in Palanga some years ago, one day we decided to get inside. And I've seen hot chocolate in the meniu. It was really YUMMY! I highly recommend for you to try real hot...

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  • Many restaurants and pubs on the way to...

    You'll find lots of different restaurants, pubs, cafes in the center of Palanga, also on your way to the sea. Don't expect a good quality on these small pubs you'll find very close to the sea. And they will be even more expensive than at the center.

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Palanga Nightlife

  • Music till the night

    During your holidays in summer in Palanga in the evenings you'll find music and open restaurants, pubs till the midnight at the main J. Basanavicius street. Sometimes it's hard to choose :) After the midnight search for the night clubs.

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  • The best Nightlife is just outdoor...

    There are lots of people walking in streets, and many restaurants, bars and esplanades along of main street. Even in the beach there are persons watching the sunset at... 22h30m !

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  • "The Las Vegas of the Baltics"

    My local paper actually compared Palanga to Vegas, hee-hee... it's more like a honky-tonk with a touch of sovietique.It depends upon one's taste and mood, of course, but the main drag in Palanga is insufferably loud and tacky, most every terrace boasting a bad singer belting out covers of various pop standards, fake Gypsy tunes and atrocious...

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Palanga Transportation

  • Using car

    First time when I just started to create this page, I had a trip with parents and I think we went just directly from Vilnius to Palanga through Kaunas and Klaipeda. Last time I was using car traveling to Sventoji. The route from Vilnius was enlarged, as I wanted also to see Nemunas bank small towns (Veliuona, Vytenai...). In other case, it is just...

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  • Transport... it's easy

    The only thing you must do is going to Klaipeda, the third city of Lithuania. There, you have mini-bus at each 20 minutes to Palanga, departing from bus station that is in front of the railstation.

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  • By plane

    Palanga airport is only 5 km from the town center. There are direct flights to Palanga from Hamburgh, Oslo, Billund, Kristianstad, Frankfurt, Berlin and Moscow. Schedule and prices information: www.palanga-airport.lt

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Palanga Shopping

  • All you need in biggest food shop

    Palanga has a shop of so called MAXIMA's supermarket network. This one is not the biggest, but enough for this resort. Probably now it is the biggest shop in Palanga. Good, when you want to safe a bit money, buying food in shop, but not going to restaurants, bar. The biggest interest is a food, especially for breakfast.

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  • Souvenirs and postcards

    You'll find lots of souvenirs to buy in the main street of Palanga - Basanavicius St. There you'll find lots of souvenirs, postcards, gifts, jewelry, etc. A must buy in Palanga is a jewelry from the amber. Lithuanian seaside is well known because of the golden amber from the historic times. Sometimes it's possible to find little pieces of amber at...

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  • Food

    If you are on a low budget or want to buy some snaks, beverages, ingredients for cooking, go to the big shops, supermarkets. IKI - is a little bit outside the center, but you can get there. There's Media supermarket and another smaller one (I don't remember the name) on the main street, close to the bus station. Then there's a small market (baazar...

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Palanga Local Customs

  • Language - Zemaiciu

    Where are four tips of Lithuanian language dialects: Aukstaiciu, Zemaiciu, Dzuku and Suvalku. Of course, the most popular is systematized Lithuanian language, that is traditionally learned in school.Zemaiciu dialect is a dominant in Palanga region. It is one of the most archaic language in the World. Quite interesting to hear how people talk,...

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  • Palanga beach

    Many people spend lots of time at the beach during their holidays in Palanga. While having sunbaths you'll hear some voices shouting: "hot meal", "ice cream", "cold beer"... Of course, it will be in Lithuanian. But if you see a man or a girl carrying a big bag and offering something, feel free to raise a hand or just go and to ask does he/she has...

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  • Well preserved...

    In Palanga the tourism didn't damage the original identity of town, and the well preserved houses are siting side by side with the new esplanades

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Palanga Warnings and Dangers

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    by diamond7 Updated Jul 21, 2004

    I didn't feel any special danger in Palanga. After all, there are several police patrols in the streets, during on the day and night, specially in the most tourist places...

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Palanga Tourist Traps

  • Women offering accomodation on bus...

    When you arrive in Palanga and leave the bus, you will see a lot of woman around you offering rooms and apartments. Well, I think you must be advised that any of those accommodations aren't comfortable as you are hopping!!! You must remember that in Lithuania the patterns of comfort are very different from the west countries, and they have not the...

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  • Palanga is a crowded place, in July and...

    Palanga is a very popular destination in Baltic region and some other northern countries (mainly in Germany), so I don't recommend you spending holidays there from july 01 till August 15; unless you want to spend holidays in a very crowded place... If you are forced to select just July or August, because familiar limitations, then you must expand...

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  • Price of souvenirs...

    If you are staying half time of your vacations in Palanga, and the rest of time in Nida, don't hesitate to buy ALL your souvenirs before leaving Palanga, as any souvenirs are much more expensive in Nida !

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Palanga What to Pack

  • What to take with you

    It's not always hot and sunny in the summer time. So, it would be wise to take a sweater or a jacket with you, as it can be cold in the evenings or it might rain during all day. Don't forget to take your photo camera. The sunsets are just wonderful here, as well as some other touristic spots.

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  • Towels...

    If you are coming to Palanga for a private accomodation, don't forget the towels. You will not find it on toilet, in 90% of cases.

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  • Rainweather gear

    Even when you visit in peak season in summer, keep in mind that there can be strong winds and rain. So bring a wind stopper or rain jacket and umbrella. You may be amazed to see people swimming in the sea whereas others are packed up quite wind proof. Sunscreen, beware of the wind! If you have a digital camera you may want to make sure you have...

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Palanga Off The Beaten Path

  • Klaipeda

    Klaipeda is a third biggest city in Lithuania. At the moment it is one of the biggest ports in Baltic sea. Despite of lot of destruction, still some old remains left. City is rich with its small, but cozy old town, also some nice place in new town could be found. It is possible to spend 1-2 days in Klaipeda to get good acquaintance of city.Klaipeda...

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  • Sventoji - more silent seaside place...

    First settlement in Sventoji is known as far as 5000 years back. As a port it was already used in 12th century. It was one of the main ports of former Lithuania, as Klaipeda belonged to Prussia. In interwar times in 20th century a few piers were built, fishermen settlement was created. Nowadays it belongs to Palanga. Anyway, it is more silent and...

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  • Kretinga - the capital f Lithuanian...

    Kretinga is a town, already not touched by a sea. Is it called "the capital of Lithuanian Franciscans", as they were invited here in 1602, built renaissance church, monastery and religic school. There buildings still left till these times. Kretinga is also famous for Tiskeviciai manor with huge park and scenic cemetery.Kretinga is about 12...

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Palanga Sports & Outdoors

  • Bikes and wide parks

    The big wide park to bike is Tiskeviciai park, or differently, Birutes park. It is a place to walk and use bikes, good way to start biking here, later going already to more active streets of Palanga or even continuing to Sventoji and Latvian border to the North or Klaipeda to the South (good condition biking roads).Bikes could be rented in local...

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  • Bowling club & Billiard/Pool

    As my boyfriend and I like to play pool we often go to practise it;-) The same we did during our holidays in Palanga. We've found quite nice and cosy bowling club where you can play pool as well. What I loved most there: the cosy atmosphere and original interior ;-) They have 2 tables for billiard and 4 tables for pool, also bowling and cafe-bar.

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  • Bicycles and roller blades

    In town there are many streets for only pedestrians, bicycles or roller blade-skaters. Bicycle routs connect Palanga with its satellite settlements Sventoji (12 km) and Vydmantai (4 km). You can rent bicycles and roller blades in most sanatoriums, rest homes, hotels and guest houses, or right in the streets.

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Palanga Favorites

  • Nice little city and blue beaches

    The most favorite thing is Palanga's parks and sea near it. Nice clear air and smell of pine-trees makes a life easier. I enjoyed walking through streets with wooden architecture houses and hotels of advanced or strange constructions. Laying at a beach and enjoying of sunlight, when going to a restaurant or bar for a pint of bear or delicious...

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  • Palanga History III

    (info from the net)During the Soviet time the resort area expanded, many departmental rest houses and sanatorium were erected, a number of public eating places were built. An airport was built to serve the resort needs. Palanga was made one of the most significant Baltic seaside resorts in the Soviet Union.After the restoration of independence, the...

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  • Palanga History II

    (info from the net)In the beginning of the XX c Palanga equaled the best German resorts, its beach was equipped following the best foreign examples. Palanga had a gymnastics and orthopedics house with massage specialists and solarium equipped there. During the high season local doctors and those from Vilnius, Warsaw and Lodze took care of the...

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