Venue: About, Accommodation & Arrival



CRITIS 2018 will take place at Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas (Vytautas Magnus University) in the very heart of Kaunas, the second biggest city in Lithuania.





Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas,

S. Daukanto g. 28,

Kaunas, Lithuania


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We encourage you to book your room in one of the following conference hotels, which are not far away from the conference venue (some 500 meters).  All conference hotels offer reduced fares; please use provided registration form for booking.


Conference hotel (1) – hotel Kaunas (4-star hotel, 55-65€/night, Reservation form – for reduced fares, registration is available till August 22)

Conference hotel (2) – hotel Best Baltic Kaunas (4-star hotel, 55-64€/night, Reservation form – for reduced fares, registration is available till September 21)

Conference hotel (3) – hotel Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas (4-star hotel, 78€/night, Online reservation)



List of other recommended hotels in Kaunas.






By plane to

  • Vilnius airport (in 100 km distance to Kaunas)
    (!) CRITIS 2018 participants will be provided with a free of charge shared transport service
    Vilnius airport – Kaunas – Vilnius airport (23rd-28th September).
    Information about public transport for Vilnius ↔ Kaunas travel , if you prefer to make travel arrangements yourself.

  • Kaunas airport Information about public transport for Kaunas airport ↔ Kaunas city travel.






Kaunas the European Capital of Culture 2022 starts now! From now on we leave Kaunas as Temporary capital and start as CONTEMPORARY Capital !


Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas was the biggest city and the centre of a county in Trakai Municipality of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1413.


Kaunas is unique place since it has the oldest funiculars in the world; it is surrounded by old fortification system (now the castles are used for cultural activities, as museums); has the best example of high Baroque in Northern and Eastern Europe – “Pažaislis” Church and Monastery Ensemble; has the longest pedestrian street in Eastern Europe – “Laisvės alėja”.


Todays, the modern Kaunas has close links with critical infrastructures. It is an important railway hub in Lithuania and city of the crossroads of international air transport (Kaunas airport) and road transport (Via Baltic, Rail Baltic). The Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant, located on the Nemunas River, is producing electricity for Kaunas city.


Kaunas is often referred to as a city of students and basketball (Kauno “Žalgiris”), called as the second religion of Lithuania.


Kaunas is Kaunastic  – visit us!