Top Post-Surgery Recovery Destinations in Lithuania that Will Make You Heal Faster

No matter how well performed, surgery alone does not necessarily guarantee desired results.

Post-surgery rehabilitation contributes to successful recovery just as much, while a delightful place to spend this time makes you heal faster.

A variety of rehabilitation centers, sanatoriums and medical SPAs in Lithuania offer an excellent price-quality ratio, and there are a few towns that take pride in being home to a number of the best post-surgery destinations in the country.


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Druskininkai is a popular SPA town, surrounded by pine tree forests. Druskonis lake and Nemunas river are within the town’s limits. Since the old times, the town is known for treating musculoskeletal and other disorders and excellent rehabilitation, provided by highly-qualified, professional medical staff.


The resort was established in the XIX century in a location rich with mineral springs that have healing powers. The aristocracy built luxurious wooden villas, while during the Soviet times modern medical SPA complexes were built in Druskininkai.


Nowadays, the resort’s sanatoriums and SPA centers attract guests from Poland, Germany, Israel, Russia and other countries from all over the world. Mineral water and therapeutic mud procedures together with clean air and peaceful surroundings make recovery in the resort a real pleasure.




A beach town located on a sandy seashore, Palanga is a perfect place to recover during the summer season or even during colder weather. With a lively dining and entertainment scene, it’s the favorite destination for those who believe in healing powers of sun, salty sea breeze and a laid back vacation.


Those who choose to spend the post-surgery weeks in Palanga, can take advantage of receiving professional medical care and breathing sea air filled with iodine. At least one-third of the world’s inhabitants suffer from health disorders caused by the lack of this element, vital for hormone-regulating thyroid function. This function is the key to mental and physical health. Even better, iodine is also found in seafood – a specialty of Palanga cuisine traditions.




Situated just an hour drive from Vilnius and 45 min from Kaunas, Birštonas is a cozy and well-known balneological resort on the banks of the river Nemunas. Although Birštonas received the town status in the 1500s, it started thriving in 1846, when the abundant source of mineral water in the area was found and started to be used for curative purposes.


Today, there are many SPA centers, sanatoriums and hotels in Birštonas that offer treatments with mineral water from the town’s springs. Moreover, the water which is needed to regain microelements is bottled locally under the names of Vytautas and Birute. Vytautas is the richest in minerals in Baltic countries, which is one of the reasons why it is often Lithuanians’ top choice. It fills the body with natrium, calcium cations and chloride anions that help to restore strength.




Anykščiai is a tiny resort, located in the North-Eastern part of Lithuania amongst lush pine tree forests, known as the oldest and most beautiful in the country. Together with the river Šventoji, they provide an opportunity to rehabilitate post-surgery while being surrounded by nature, enjoying the healing properties of fresh forest air and walks which help to calm the central nervous system.


This makes the town an ideal place for those who want to try a Japanese practise called Shinrin-yoku, increasingly popular among Western countries. It translates as “forest bathing” and refers to the therapy of the natural sights, smells and sounds of nature, experienced while walking in a forest, which improves physiological and psychological health.


What is more, Anykščiai is proud of their tree-top walking path. Being placed between tree tops in a height of 34 metres and 300 metres of length, it is surely worthy to take a walk on.


Anykščiai is an optimal solution for those who seek to combine rehabilitation with an exploration of the ethnic culture. First mentioned in written records in 1422, today’s Anykščiai has a variety of authentic objects to visit, including the Puntukas Stone - the second largest boulder in Lithuania, narrow-gauge railroad and the Horse museum that is dedicated to horses and pre-war countryside lifestyle.


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