Latvia which is often known as the “Pearl of the Baltic” is a member state of the EU and is situated in the North of Europe – on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea. Latvia has been at the cross-roads between East and West, North and South since ancient times. The traditions of visitors and traders over countless generations have made Latvia a cultural melting pot with an ecletic mixture of influences that create a truly unique cultural environment.
Those of you minded to explore Latvia should know that one of the best things about the country is its compact size.It is very easy to reach sandy beaches and the historic towns where medieval Hanseatic foundations support baroque and art nouveau buildings, that become breathtaking venues for cultural festivals during the summer. A land of fresh air and clean water awaits you where families of storks happily give their seal of approval to the unspoilt nature and relaxed way of life.