Lithuania is an European country, lies on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Country borders on Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation. Across the Baltic Sea to the west lie Sweden, Norway and Denmark. As the National Geographic Institute of France confirmed, the geographic centre of Europe lies in Lithuania. Population of Lithuania is 3.2 million, capital and largest city is Vilnius. Lithuania is a member of European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe, a full member of the Schengen Agreement. Prior to the global financial crisis of 2007-2010, Lithuania had one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union.
Capital of Lithuania Vilnius was officially established in 1323. The Old Town of Vilnius is one of the largest (360 ha) and prettiest in the Eastern and Central Europe included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Vilnius has always been a multinational, multilingual, and multicultural European city. In 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture and Lithuania celebrated the millennium of its name.
Up to the present days the millennium-old and turbulent history of Lithuania has preserved its extremely diverse heritage. Lithuania takes pride in its remarkable heritage of gothic, classicism and, especially, baroque brick architecture. These styles are excellently represented in churches, monasteries, noblemen's palaces and manors. Lithuania has around 30 towns and settlements over 750 years old with survived old towns varying in size.
Among other states, Lithuania can be marked out for high quality services at an affordable price. Lithuanian health care institutions have favourable conditions to render services at relatively low prices, meanwhile securing high quality of the services in accordance with quality standards. Lithuanian health care system conforms to EU directives and quality requirements. Lithuanian physicians speak foreign languages, regularly improve their qualification abroad, and are known for high customer service quality: respect, carefulness, and attention to the patient. Lithuanian medicine is attractive to both Western and Eastern markets.
Lithuania offers wellness and treatment resorts at the Baltic Sea, such as Neringa and Palanga, as well as international recreation resort-towns Birštonas and Druskininkai. These health resorts are intended for recreation, resort therapy and tourism, and distinguish themselves for contemporary infrastructure, maximum use of natural therapeutic resources, and cultural and historical potential.