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Its thousand year’s history, today made Kosovo an exciting mosaic of different cultures. So don’t wait, experience this place closely. Located in the heart of the Balkans, Kosovo offers its visitors a variety of cultural, historical and natural attractions. From soft hilly landscapes and mountain peaks covered with snow, green meadows up to the fields stretched between ancient archaeological excavations, villages and historic cities. Many activities that fill the streets of big cities make Kosovo a vibrant place. Cultural diversity, widespread, can be seen and felt everywhere - Tolerance is experienced every day. Kosovo is a country that has just started to emerge in the tourist map, but there is plenty to discover.

History and culture

Today's Kosovo was once the home of the Illyrians and later part of the Roman and Ottoman Empire. Different cultures have left many traces all over the country, which are still visible everywhere. Archaeological sites like Ulpiana or Artana and historic buildings accros the country are evidence of various cultural influences. Kosovo went through many wars and experienced many bad and dark times several years. The recovery still continues in many parts of it. Traditions continue to be taught, lived and interpreted in a new and modern way. Its thousand year’s history with many cultural influences combined with modern, Kosovo offers a bracing and a diverse experience.

Small villages, vivacious cities.

Prishtina, Prizren or Gjakova are among the most interesting cities in the country. Visits, shopping, and lively nightlife make these cities the necessary destinations if you travel towards this country. The rural areas of Kosovo are characterized by small villages, where agriculture is still cultivated nowadays. Between the fields, along the rivers or mountain ranges, they stand in a idyllic way and reveal the simple life of rural residents. Towers, traditional three-storey stone houses, line up the village roads and turn you back to the now forgotten times. Pulse of the new Kosovo is felt more in the cities of Prishtina, Prizren and Gjakova. Contemporary cafes are ranged between modern shops,  small craft shops are turning in to restaurants and bars. The country's multicultural character reflects clearly. For example, mosques in Prizren are located near Catholic and Orthodox churches - and this does not prevent anyone. No wonder the city has become a symbol of peace and tolerance. Acceptance of being different, visitors notice the first step they make in this city.

The landscape and nature

Snow-covered mountain peaks in front of vast hilly landscapes, torrential rivers, waterfalls in green forests, extensive fields and meadows - Kosovo's panorama is varied and offers its visitors much more. The water of springs and fountains is good and healthy. Natural beauties of the country should be explored. To do this, you should also enter the underground because it is worth visiting also the lime caves in Radac or Gadime. Kosovars are very aware of their natural treasures and know how to use them. Therefore, in many pleasant environments, on the edge of river banks, in idyllic woods or at hilly altitudes, you can find cozy cafes and restaurants with beautiful panoramic views over the country.

Mountain Walking and Cycling

Thanks to the different reliefs, Kosovo can also be visited for active holidays. For lovers of hiking and mountaineer, the Balkan recently is transformed into a very attractive resort area. The different mountains of Kosovo with a height of over 2000 meters attract different walking - from one day stays to long day trips to the highest peaks. Especially west and south are suitable for this type of vacation. One of the ideal starting points is Junik by the “ Bjeshkët e Nemuna “ Mountains, which since 2013 are declared as a national park. This small village lies on the top of Gjeravice, which with its 2656 meters is the highest peak in Kosovo. From here starts the journey to “ Bjeshkët e Nemuna “.This region can be explored with bicycles - either during a pleasant walk through the villages around, or as part of a multi-day mountain bikes tour, also in combination with hiking. Air Prishtina will gladly advise you in this direction.

Crafts

The arts and crafts have a long tradition in Kosovo. The art of filigree or traditional clothing still continues nowadays. The products can be seen and, of course, bought in many places. In the city of Gjakova, in direct conversation with the craftsmen, it is always possible to visit the small businesses. In Gjakova you will have the opportunity to visit the small craft workshops, where, among other things, even nowadays, the cradles are handmade. For tourists regarding the cradles and chests they are also produced as souvenirs in "travel size".

Food and drinks

Kosovo's cuisine is rich in calories and delight by quantity. A traditional meal starts with a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and sheep's cheese, accompanied by starters such as “Ajvar“ (hot pepper mousse), stuffed peppers, eggplants and bean stew, dried meat, yoghurt etc. Depending on the preparation some of the foods may be spicy. Not missing is of course plenty of bread for dipping and possibly also some “ Flia “ (layered tiger dish). The main dish is provided by various meat for culinary delights - stews of chicken, beef or lamb, or sometimes grilled goat. Whatever you order in Kosovo, you will never leave the place hungry. For a rich meal, fits a cold beer or a glass of Kosovar wine. As a non-alcoholic variant, instead of water, for example, the salty yoghurt drink “Ayran” is also available. The digestif is preferably made from plums or grapes and has a considerable alcohol content.


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