Fashion festival Mados Infekcija (22-24 March) has been running since 1999 and is a must for all catwalk devotees, featuring works of up-and-coming Lithuanian designers.
International Baltic jewellery exhibition Amber Trip (14-17 March) is the biggest in the region with many professional jewellers and designers taking the chance to show off their skills.
Galera, a brightly painted house on the banks of the river Vilnele and home to the Art Incubator and the unofficial Užupis Ministry of Culture, it hosts various exhibitions and concerts.
Grill Brazil. This Brazilian restaurant offers terrific value for money and a great dining experience. Unlike many all-you-can-eat establishments, the food here is actually very good.
For more refined dining and superb Mediterranean cuisine, head to La Provence.
The Green Hall restaurant offers delicious European cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with enchanting views to the river through floor to ceiling windows.
Užupio Picerija is a casual restaurant that serves tasty Italian food. Try their finger-licking cottage cheese pie with raspberry topping.
If you want to try real, homebrewed Lithuanian beer and food, go to the Šnekutis pub. The choice of food may be a little limited but the atmosphere and the taste of the beer makes it well worth a visit.
When wandering around, have a peek into the old town’s many hidden courtyards. Many of them have been left untouched and are usually beautifully decorated – a magical side of Vilnius.
For the most contrasting view in town, walk along Giedraiciu Gatve towards the skyscrapers on Konstitucijos Prospektas. From here you can take in the old wooden architecture of the Šnipiškes area with a backdrop of towering modern glass buildings – have your camera ready.
Mabre Residence Hotel (rooms from €118/LTL 408) is a centrally located four-star in a former monastery – the perfect place to feel the charm of medieval Vilnius.
Mano Liza (rooms from €58/LTL 200) is a cosy, family-run guest house within walking distance of all the main sights.
Best Western Hotel Vilnius (rooms from €61/ LTL 211) is a decent mid-range hotel, located right in the centre and within walking distance of the Old Town.
Europa is a modern shopping and leisure centre with over 70 shops and 10 restaurants and cafés to choose from.
Niño, a newly opened tapas bar and lounge, is a hit with locals thanks to its exceptional interior, reasonable prices and live DJs at night.
Go to Sky Bar when night falls for the best panoramic views of the skyline and great cocktails.