Curonian Spit - a natural wonder ;)*
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It is a 97 km long narrow spit of land stretching between the Baltic Sea and the Courish Lagoon. It has been known for its large concentration of migrating birds since the end of the last century , unique in Europe. Curonian Spit is devided into 4 forestries: Smiltynė, Juodkrantė, Preila and Nida, also the City of Neringa. UNESCO nominated the landscape of the Curonian Spit as a part of teh World Heritage. Exceptionally clean bays of Neringa received a Blue Flag certificate. Many visitors are amazed by a unique beauty of its wild nature.
Nida, the largest village is known as a resort. That is a cosy place that constantly attracts many visitors to relax. Juodkrantė is old woods and untouched nature.
Influenced by the unique nature of the Curonian Spit and isolated from the mainland, paople built authentic constructions, reflecting their perception of the mainland. The architecture is archaic, overgrown by reeds and characterised by red tiles, which cover the roofs. In no other place you will be able to find multicoloured patterns of proudly spinning dragonflies and weathercocks, which witness the main activity of the people of Neringa - fishing that has become their lifestyle.
So if you are eager to see the Lithuanian Sahara, extraordinary sand dunes, unique vegetation, to hear the roar of the sea waves, to smell pines and listen to the silence, You should visit Neringa!:)