For travellers, the best thing about Latvia is that it is so compact. Its 500 km of sandy beaches are easily reached from historical towns, where medieval hanseatic foundations support baroque and art nouveau buildings, that become venues for cultural festivals during the summer. Families of storks happily give their seal of approval to the unspoilt nature, fresh air and clean water around them. In addition to Riga, its spectacular gateway, there are 6 other UNESCO world heritage listed sites. A trading hub for over 800 years, it is well versed in welcome. With such a variety, Latvia is best enjoyed slowly.
Latvia, the pearl of the Baltic States, is one of the European Union member states and is situated in the North of Europe -- on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Since ancient times Latvia has been at the cross-roads between East and West, North and South. Therefore, Latvia is a multi-cultured state, where the traditions of all these countries have merged, creating a unique environment, the like of which is not to be found anywhere in the world.
Latvian nature is green and pristine, in contrast with the small-town charm and architectural luxuriousness of the larger cities. Through many centuries, Latvia has accumulated a multicultural heritage and traditions as well as a rich history. The untouched and the primordial mingle with the modern and the dynamic. That is why Latvia is a tremendous holiday destination. In this section you will find recommendations for holiday destinations in Latvia.http://www.latvia.travel/enhttp://www.liveriga.com/en/...http://www.whyriga.com/new/...http://www.vfs.lv/