Palanga – the seaside resort
Just 25 km to the north of Klaipeda is the seaside resort of Palanga with its long sandy beaches and dunes.
Palanga is known as a popular sea resort due to its mild climate, golden sandy beaches and wooden summer houses. There are many SPA’s nowadays, where everyone can find a perfect retreat.
In summer evenings tourists are drawn to Basanaviciaus Promenade which leads on to the pier jutting out into the Baltic Sea. It is a favourite place for strollers who enjoy pedestrian precinct and its happy atmosphere in many cafés, bars and restaurants on both sides of the street.
It is still possible to find a secluded spot in the dunes to admire the sunset into the Baltic Sea. Or take a walk in the lovely botanical gardens, created in the 19th century by famous landscapes architecture of the times. The gardens are home to the largest Amber Museum in the Baltics.
A visit to the Amber Museum will reveal all there is to know about the Baltic gold: its origins, places where amber can be found, processing and jewellery making.