Vilnius Tourism, Lithuania

Visit Vilnius - Best of Vilnius

The European Capital of Culture, Vilnius is a beautiful Jewish ancient city. With the marvelously striking architecture, it is no surprise that the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. With its name originating from the Vilnia River, the city has various derivatives geographically. If you are a lover of medieval era, whether in the form of architecture, vibe, culture and everything else, Vilnius is the place to go! Home to the largest baroque old town in Europe, it only gets better. Taking you back in time, the city will not cease alluring you to the time gone by.

Its cobbled streets in cryptic alleys, shadowed by primitive buildings adorned with quirky graffiti, will make you wander endlessly. Exploring the city as you bask in its rough history is a one-of-its-kind experience. Yes, the city has experienced some rough chapters that include the revulsion of KGB’s torture cells to the Jewish quarters where the Jews were gathered before being murdered by the Nazis. Decades after this turmoil, today the city has evolved with a novel distinctiveness.

With a burgeoning nightlife and swanky skyscrapers, it is hard to revere the fact about its troubled past. If you are already contemplating a trip here, here’s all the information you need. From the best time to visit, to accommodation, without missing out must-visit places to indulge in some lip-smacking delicacies, we’ve got you covered.

Vilnius Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Vilnius tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern European Time Zone; UTC+2/+3
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 220 V/ 50 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: The official language is the Baltic language of Lithuanian, which is like Latvian. Followed by Polish and Russian.
  • Security: Dial 112 for Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade.
  • Tipping: Customary tip of up to 10% of the meal's total is essential.
  • Don’t buy anything from persuading street vendors at the Old Town.
  • Beware of the beggars at attractions.

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Facts and Stats for Vilnius*

  • Pollution Statistics in Vilnius

    Know the pollution level of Vilnius before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25.96 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 24.43 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.89 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.78 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.22 (Very Low)
  • Vilnius: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Vilnius for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vilnius.

    • Burglary and Theft 24.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.51 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 24.12 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.24 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 22.12 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.8 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.08 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.13 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.09 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.37 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.15 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.89 (Moderate)
  • Living in Vilnius - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Vilnius is 156.96 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.25 (High)
    • Climate Index 65.88 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.15 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.97 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.86 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.99 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 59.85 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Vilnius

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vilnius

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.58 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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