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Curonian Spit

Listed under Beaches in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

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100 km of shifting dunes on the Baltic sea, a dozen buried villages and few (as yet) Western visitors make this one of the great undiscovered beach destinations in Europe. Baking hot in sumer, the pines and laid-back vibe of one of the most beautiful towns in Lithuania (Palanga) offer great holiday options for those who want something a bit different. Hire a bike and explore the dunes, or sail along the coast.

Written by  James Dunford Wood.

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“Lithuania: the beach holiday you can afford”

By Viv Groskop for The Observer First Published 20 September 2009  Getting to Lithuania is not dirt cheap, but once you're there, it's the 70s: boutique hotels cost from £60 a night, holiday apartments from £40. It would be even c… Read more...

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“Curonian Spit”

'Human habitation of this elongated sand dune peninsula, 98 km long and 0.4-4 km wide, dates back to prehistoric times. Throughout this period it has been threatened by the natural forces of wind and waves. Its survival to the present day has been made … Read more...

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