Ancient Terra Mariana, “seaside land”, modern Baltics are pines and sand, drops of amber on deserted beaches, rebellious waves of the Baltic Sea, a measured rhythm of life and carefully preserved folk traditions.
An impressive number of medical resorts, combined with a mild climate, where summers are not too hot and winters are moderately cold, provides the Baltic States with a stable flow of tourists throughout the year: treatment prices here are much lower than, say, Karlovy Vary, but the result is no worse. In addition, there are a lot of historical sights, interesting museums, delicious national dishes and the invariable hospitality of the locals.
The Baltics is a conventional name for a region stretching along the coast of the Baltic Sea. This includes Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the Kaliningrad region of Russia.
Baltic tourism is a real long-liver in the Russian tourist market: there is no time to go to “almost real” Europe – with Catholic cathedrals, developed infrastructure and such an outlook on life detached from socialist pseudo-seriousness – was considered happiness by any Soviet employee. Times have changed, but the feeling of belonging to the elite has remained with the Baltics to this day.
Today, tourism in the Baltics is, first of all, “excursion”, treatment and “vegetative” rest without the resort noise and din, but surrounded by virgin nature and healing coniferous air. Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn and ancient Koenigsberg hide a lot of interesting sights. The old city of Riga seems to have descended from a medieval engraving (by the way, the Latvian capital is one of the few European cities that have completely preserved its historical appearance) – narrow cobbled streets, puppet town halls and cathedrals, mysterious lanes and mystical cellars of old houses. Lithuania has prepared baroque monuments of Vilnius and Kaunas for attentive tourists, Estonia will surprise you with Gothic churches and cathedrals, the ruins of monasteries and castles of the Teutonic Knights, and the good old and very dear Kaliningrad will dedicate the secrets of the life of Immanuel Kant and tell about the glorious history of the Russian fleet.
Inexpensive and high-quality treatment is another reason for the tourist interest in the Baltics. For those who just need to “tighten the screws” a little – relax after a year of work, lose weight, freshen up and prettier – a direct road to Jurmala. For peace of mind, there are magnificent beaches with wonderful white quartz sand, mineral springs “for drinking and lying down”, therapeutic mud, and among other things – the largest water park in Europe and an annual music festival (and what, if not music, contributes to one hundred percent satisfaction with life! ). We advise fans of solitude and meditation to pay attention to the islands of Estonia: in addition to the popular Saaremaa, there are more than a thousand uninhabited islands, where even the most materialistically minded people will certainly fall under the spell of silence, nature and the alchemy of life.
Finally, for those who want to take a walk along the Baltic seaside in a wet and quiet autumn, picking up perfectly polished amber fragments, and at the same time not to move away from their homeland, we recommend going to the Kaliningrad region – the westernmost region of our vast region. Marveling at the pine trees on the Curonian Spit, forever bowed in bizarre bows, you will certainly exhale here: “How beautiful Russia is!”
According to Countryaah, Baltics has the following countries: