Vilnius is the capital city in Lithuania and is the central hub for commerce, culture and politics. In recent years and since Lithuania joined the EU the city has experienced impressive economic growth.
In addition, Vilnius has transformed from an ageing Baltic capital into a flourishing, yet predominantly verdant metropolis. Furthermore, since the fall of the Soviet Union, Lithuania is like a new country filled with innovative and modern infrastructure, affluent shopping malls, academic institutions and museums.
15% of Lithuania's population live in its capital matching around half a million residents and the younger population have created an alternative bohemian environment, which has also encouraged tourism and Lonely Planet had listed Vilnius in the "Top 10 European cities to visit."