Kosovo Quick Guide

The Kosova Travel Guide covers all the key points and areas that one must be aware of when traveling in this interesting area. It is one of the safest destinations for a holiday in Europe and the country's cuisine is a great example of European cooking. The scenery is spectacular and the cities have a vibrant nightlife. In Kosova you can visit many historic sites, including the ruined fortress of St. John Cathedral and the National Museum, which has one of the finest collections of ancient art in all of Europe. Here you can also explore the underwater ruins of Pleso Lydon which are believed to date back to the 7th century.

Before going on your Kosova travel guide, make sure you have an idea of what you would like to see and do. This is particularly important if you intend to stay long enough to indulge in the cuisine of Kosova and perhaps do a little bit of shopping. The most interesting and worthwhile places are those that are least accessible and do not require a car. These include the towns of Pristina, Crikvenica, Vlorej, Alupetto and Kornati, which are all worth visiting individually. The most worthwhile buildings to see in any of these towns are the Monastery of St. John the Baptist and the Orthodox Metropolitan Museum. St. John the Baptist founded the monasteries in 404 AD and was known as the first Bishop of Kos and is still recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

As well as being a center for Christianity, the country of Kosova also has other more non-conventional attractions. One of these is the Rusev Valley, which is a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and mountains surrounding the village of Rugova. Another area worth visiting is the village of Vlorej, which is situated on the foothills of the Rugova Canyon. It is an excellent location for trekking because the landscape varies from arid and rocky slopes to lush rolling valleys with steep cliffs. It is also possible to view some spectacular sunsets from Rugova Canyon.

One of the most popular destinations within Kosova is the quaint little town of Prizren, which is well worth a visit as it provides a good insight into the life of ordinary people. It is home to a few beautiful old buildings and has a mix of modern and traditional shops and cafes. There is also a small theatre group called "Kosuse", which is located in the centre of Prizren and is run by an all female team who also sing folk songs. There is also a small cafe serving food and drinks to tourists, called "Za Proti" (pronounced: Pea Pro).

Other tourist attractions in Kosova are the first sand dunes of Prizren, the delightful village of Poto, and the three hiking paths in the north of Kosova, known as "Bardia". The most famous attraction in Kosova is probably the village of Priscus, which is located on the slopes of the Trigorodskogo karst sand dunes. The most famous thing to do here is probably to enjoy the outdoor activities during the summer especially when the weather is warm! This area is also home to numerous art galleries and museums.

If you are thinking of taking a break from exploring the wonderful landscape of Kosova, you might want to visit some of its main tourist attractions. The three major towns of Kosova worth visiting are Pristina, Mitrovica, and Skopelino. Pristina is the main market town and a great place to start a pleasant excursion visit the "Pristina Museum" and then visit the "Miteravrone" (the former village). You can stay in one of the many quality hotels that are available in the area. You may even want to consider hiring a car for your visit.

Mitrovica is another great place to spend some time. You will find great things to do here like browsing through the various shops and antique markets, boating in the river, or simply enjoying the local food and wine. There is an old fashioned theatre in Mitrovica called "Sotir", which is open to the public on some days of the week. Other tourist attractions worth visiting include the "Zeljets usts" (ruins near the southern part of the town), "Bogazet", and "Nazar Bonjets".

Finally, if you are looking for a place that has not been touched by modern civilization, try the region of "Rugova Canyon". The beautiful mountains and spectacular landscape of Rugova Canyon make it an ideal location to enjoy the wonders of nature. Here you will find numerous wonderful and exciting tourist attractions like "Kljucan", "Cave Mine", "Krunovski ust", and "Cavsdati". These are only a few of the many worth visiting mitrovica's and prizes.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Kosovo are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to come to Kosovo is spring (ie: late April, May or early June), when the fields are bright green but there is still some snow on the tops of the mountains and the flowers in the meadows are in bloom.

Do I need a Visa?

British nationals don't need a visa to enter Kosovo. You may be asked to provide documentary evidence giving a reason for your stay. A 90-day entry stamp will be issued which is renewable for longer stays.

See which forms you may need for entry into Kosovo.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Kosovo is the Euro (EUR). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Kosovo you can grab amazing Euro deals via Wise.com (GBP to EUR).

What about the wildlife?

Brown bears, Eurasian lynx, wildcats, gray wolves, foxes, chamois (a goatlike animal), roe deer, and red deer are among the mammals that inhabit the mountainous border regions. More than 200 species of birds live in Kosovo or migrate there seasonally.

What is the traditional food?

Albanian food? The classic and most consumed dishes of Kosovo are mainly made of beans, peppers, meat (mostly beef, lamb, chicken, & fish), potatoes, legumes, pastry, and dairy products and are chiefly prepared by roasting as opposed to boiling

What Languages are spoken?

Languages spoken in Kosovo are: Albanian (official) Serbian (official) Bosnian Turkish Roman English – widely spoken especially by youth. German – widely . You can learn some basic Albanian before you travel to Kosovo and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Kosovo is the Euro (Restaurants: Tipping is appreciated in restaurants (10% is normal) and expected in fancier places. Bars and cafes In cafes and bars it's polite to leave some change. Taxis: Not expected.).

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