Best Places to Visit in Kosovo

1. Rugova Valley


Rugova Valley


One of the nature highlights of the Balkan is the Kosovar Rugova Valley; a stretched mountain range with water, waterfalls and rocks. Those who freely want to enjoy the area can drive through the valley by car. Every season brings a new kind of beauty, so there is enough to enjoy. You will enjoy the natural & awesome beauty of Kosovo.


2. Serbian Orthodox monastery


Serbian Orthodox monastery


Hidden in the woods, protected by NATO soldiers and worthwhile to visit: the Serbian Orthodox monastery in Deçan. Visitors are very welcome and with a bit of luck you will be guided around inside by an orthodox monk. The church is one of the most beautiful churches you have ever seen. A highlight of Kosovo tourism. The Visoki Decani is how you would imagine the perfect monastery – surrounded by woods, beautifully shaped, and wrapped in silence.


3. NEWBORN monument

Pristina, Kosovo


One of the most historical places in the very recent history of Europa is the NEWBORN monument in Kosovo. The capital Pristina revealed the letters at the moment when the (former) province of Serbia declared their independence. The city isn’t directly a beautiful monumental city. But because Pristina (Albanian: Prishtina, Serbian: Priština) is the center for the international community (UN, EU, NATO), government, media and the student life, the capital breathes the most the ‘new Kosovo’. The NEWBORN monument symbolizes this.


4. Mirusha Waterfalls


Mirusha waterfalls


Hidden away in nature is the beautiful Mirusha waterfalls. A highlight in Kosovo tourism, and hardly to be found elsewhere in the Balkans. For those who want to get away for a couple of hours, the waterfalls are an absolute must see. If you do not only want to make nice pictures, you can also attempt to climb them. And at your own risk…  jump off. Even after a couple of visits you still see new details of the rocks that surround the waterfall.


5. Old town of Gjakova


Old town of Gjakova


Gjakova might be the most authentic Kosovar town. At the same time, it’s a modern municipality, the only with a female mayor till 2018.The old town of Gjakova was one of the most developed trade centers during the rule of the Ottoman Empire in Balkans. Although the old town was ruined in the Kosovo war of 1999, the streets are restored to their traditional style. The face of the old center changed recently. A narrow street, brought back the youth to Gjakova. A Kosovo tourism highlight.


6. Centre of Prizren


Centre of Prizren


The Ottoman Empire has strongly influenced the Kosovar city of Prizren. Thanks to the European taxpayers many of the city highlights have been restored and accessible for everybody. You can climb the fortress, located less then twenty minutes from the city center. From there you’ll have a stunning view over Prizren, and you can count dozens of minarets. The center street of the old town counts a big mosque.


7. Brezovica ski resort


Brezovica ski resort


Brezovica is a popular ski resort in the south of Kosovo, close to the border with Macedonia. There are nine ski runs located in the area, with distances between 300 meter and 3.500 meters. The top of the biggest hill is around 2.500 meters (8200 feet) high. In the spring of 2015, French companies signed a deal to invest 400 million euros in the ski resort. There are a couple of hotels in the winter sport area, that can accommodate around 700 people. An excellent place for winter tourism, and in the future for summer Kosovo tourism too.


8. Bear sanctuary


Bear sanctuary


Once, bears in Kosovo were kept in cages, close to restaurants, to amuse customers. Now, these brown bears in Kosovo are enjoying a real natural environment. And the best part is that you can visit them. Around a dozen of bears live in the park. Some of them are inside, some play outside in the water, and a couple of bears are usually just enjoying the weather. Every animal has his own sign with personal information about his background and his actual behavior.


9. Gazivoda Lake


Gazivoda Lake


Formed by a river dam, this artificial lake is known for its fishing, boating & scenic views. Gazivoda lake is one the popular & beautiful artificial lake in Kosovo. you should visit it once, if you are going to Kosovo.


10. Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park


Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park


Expansive national park featuring rivers, mountains, hiking trails & waterfalls. It has wonderful landscape. It is also a must visit place in Kosovo.

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