People come from all over the world to add their crosses to the thousands already here. The sight as we approached it was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The hill itself is only a small hump but the sound of the thousand of crosses - which appear to grow on the hillock – tinkling in the breeze is wonderfully eerie.
Today there are thousands of crosses, rosaries, pebbles, branches and other offerings. The Hill of Crosses throughout the period of Lithuania’s occupation survived as a symbol of heroic resistance and of belief in freedom.
While waiting for the return bus to
We walked around the town a bit more before returning to the apartment. Much to our surprise, the door was ajar and there was a woman cleaning it in preparation for the next guests even though we had arranged a late checkout! After making some grilled cheese sandwiches, our easy go-to staple on these long trips, we packed up and headed back to the bus station for our onward journey to the country’s capital city of Vilnius.
We couldn't have asked for a better end to our first day visiting Lithuania.