The Baltics consist of the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania located southerly of Finland and frontiers with the Russian Federation in the east.
Mediaeval Talinn the enchanting capital of Estonia is a rare delight. It is a good example where the East meets the West. The old town with its cobbled streets, slender spires is untouched by the 20th century. (This vibrant town and other parts of Estonia have drawn many European and British investors into buying poperties for retirement and commercial purposes due to the attractive pricing structures, comparing well to other European countries.) Talinn is only a short ferry trip away from Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden and St Petersburg are in easy reach. Our Google Map has included all three Baltic Republics in one moveable map.
Riga is Latvia's capital and a Baltic city full of nightlife, parties, music and laughter. In summer the many pavement cafe's are expanding onto the streets along the banks of the river Daugava. As all Baltic countries, the natural beauty and environment of Latvia is remarkable, especially experienced by visitors from highly industrialised and over populated regions.
Lithuania is the largest of the three Baltic Republics with an area of 65 200 sq. km and a population of about 3,400 000 inhabitants (2004). The country mainly consists of lowlands, the highest hill being 293 metres in elevation. Lithuania has many scattered small lakes and the soil is very fertile.
(Interesting and perhaps important information for travellers when booking accommodation, the Lithuanians consider the ground floor to be the first floor.)