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Touring the Balkans cannot be complete without paying Kosovo a visit. The country has much to show in terms of beauty and it’s of particular importance for those passionate about history. Have Balkan Tours weave in Kosovo in your tour easily and trust that:

  • A local, licensed guide will show a side of Kosovo few travelers get to see and assist you in any and all interactions.
  • Your tour is going to be fitted for the needs of your entire group – small or large.
  • Accommodation, transportation and organization are going to be of a high standard.

Don’t know where to start and go for your Kosovo leg of the journey? Here we bring you some of our places to go to jumpstart your inspiration. Balkan Tales tailors your tour to your passions and hobbies, so tell us what you want to do.


Kosovo cities to visit

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  • Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, attracts with the lake called Batlava, and the Gadime Marble cave in its vicinity.
  • The bazaar, with the ruins remaining from the Great Hamam, and the mosque, is a busy place.
  • Gračanica Monastery, also nearby, is on the list of sites comprising UNESCO appointed heritage.

In the Cathedral dedicated to Mother Teresa is the highest building. The Great Hamam, or the Baths, a former meeting hub for Ottomans, dates from the 15th century. The 18th century building housing the Ethnographic museum will show you the lifestyle in Ottoman Kosovo. Germia is a nearby mountain park covering 62 square kilometres, with rich fauna, over 63 species, and attractive landscapes.[/accordion-item]

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  • This picturesque historic city is on the banks of the Prizren Bistrica and also occupies the Šar Mountain slopes.
  • It is dotted by mosques and churches, plus monuments.
  • Walk along the stone bridge over the Bistrica, and head to the UNESCO protected Our Lady of Ljevis, a 14th century monastery.

Start from the Shadervan area, with an ancient fountain, and sip from the water if you long to come back. Don’t miss the Prizrenska Tabahana, or the Tannery and Leatherworks handicraft building, also an ancient one, like the mosques and the churches. Sinan Pasha Mosque is a tall landmark, standing since 1615 and overlooking the main street.[/accordion-item]

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  • The city is near the Rugova Canyon, a spot of exceptional nature, and the access area to mountains.
  • The Peak of the Balkans is a busy trail, passing through three countries.
  • Near Peć, skiing and paragliding are favorite leisure activities.

The bazaar, destroyed in the wars, is now a rebuilt area, with the Bajrakli Mosque, also destroyed in war times, and rebuilt. Nearby is the Patriarchal Monastery, from the 13th century. Another ancient remnant is the Hamam, the bath building from Ottoman times. The mountains are auspicious for paragliding, so even international contests in the sport are held.[/accordion-item]

Important landmarks

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  • Gazivoda is an artificial lake, the largest for Kosovo, with 11.9 square kilometres of area.
  • Most of the lake belongs to Kosovo, and a small part to Serbia.
  • The lake is fed by the Ibar, a river that has been dammed to form it.

The average depth is 105 metres. The landscapes, hills and meadows, are picture perfect. The meadows are dotted by flowers in summer. Nearby, the Duboki Potok is a 14th century monastery, where the hand of a martyr, Saint Nicetas, and medieval books, handwritten ones, are featured. Also nearby, Mitrovica city is on the Ibar river’s banks, with several bridges over the river.[/accordion-item]

What to do

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  • In Pristina, Jews were sheltered in World War II times, and their cemeteries now can be visited as a site.
  • Kosovo Polje, near Pristina, was a site for raging violence in the war of 1998-1999.
  • Prekaz village, near Pristina, too, is a site of the famous massacre in 1998, implemented by Serbian units.

In the attack on Prekaz, the liberation movement leaders, brothers Jashari, were killed, together with over 60 other people. Not only the 14th century battle of Ottomans and Serbians, but also centuries later, the war left its marks on the small town, Kosovo Polje. The refugee camp, for Serbs and for Romas, still stands, now mostly inhabited by Roma families.[/accordion-item]

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