Enjoy a truly off-the-beaten path experience in this small and friendly country, at the heart of the Balkans. Almost completely surrounded by stunning peaks and boasting beautiful landscapes, Kosovo offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts: from amazing ski tours and incredible hikes to horseback riding adventures, snowshoeing hikes or cycling tours, and even rock climbing and via ferrata!
Kosovo is a landlocked country, bordered by Serbia to the north and east, Macedonia to the southeast, Montenegro to the west and Albania to the southwest. In 2008 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, after a long and often violent dispute. Although it has been diplomatically recognised by 112 nations, there are still many countries nations that do not accept Kosovan independence, including Serbia and Russia.
Today Kosovo is a great young destination, full of rewarding experiences for adventurous travellers and home to some of the friendliest and most hospitable people in the continent. Kosovo also boasts many ancient historic towns, full of ancient mosques and churches. Pristine is the vibrant capital, a city of cafes, museums and galleries, but Prizren’s old town is a favourite among visitors! Brezovica is Kosovo’s top alpine tourist base.
Kosovo has a continental climate, with very warm summers and cold and snowy winters.
Bosnian, Albanian, Serbian, Turkish, Romani
Kosovo's currency is the Euro (EUR), although it is not part of the eurozone.
The only airport in Kosovo is located 18 km from the centre of Pristina, the capital city. There are flights from here to other European cities. Airlines flying Kosovo include Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Austrian Airlines, AirPristina and Adria.
The best time to visit will depend on what your plans are. December to March is the best time for a ski touring trip. If you are after hiking, then May to September offers the most pleasant weather in the Sharr and Rugova Mountains.
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