The Gradiali Hotel in Palanga, Lithuania
As I was only at the Gradiali Hotel for one night and, to be honest, more interested in a walk through the pine woods to the beach, I did not have time to try any of the many on offer therapies and treatments on offer. But I did have time to enjoy a very nice meal in the hotel restaurant. This was followed by a very good night’s sleep – it is really peaceful here.
Palanga, the Summer Capital of Lithuania
I had saved the best for last - Count Feliks’s most precious gift to Palanga, the splendid neo-renaissance Tiškevičius Palace - his family home which he built in 1897 in the sacred forest of Birutė where he married his wife, Antanina. He stored his universally admired private collection of amber here, a collection that Antanina gave to Kretinga Museum after his death. Although the palace was badly damaged during the First World War Count Feliks restored it to its former splendour ...