Country 41/196: Kosovo
Kosovo is known for its many archaeological sites, diverse architecture, a tasty blend of Albanian and Serbian cuisines, majestic mountains, and picturesque towns. This time we decided to visit what might be the loveliest town in Kosovo – Prizren. 🙂
Things to see and things to do
Prizren is a historic city in the southern part of Kosovo. It is located on the banks of the Prizren Bistrica river and surrounded by the Šar Mountains. The magical blend between the Orthodox and the Islamic can be seen in the architecture, the language, the traditions, and the culture. Some of the city’s most notable monuments include:
- Old Stone Bridge
The Old Stone Bridge crossing the Prizrenska Bistrica river is one of the city’s biggest landmarks.
- Fortress of Prizren
The many centuries old fortress offers an amazing panoramic view overlooking the city of Prizren. Take a short hike to the fortress and enjoy the view of the many Orthodox churches and mosques, the famous Old Stone Bridge, the lovely river, and the surrounding mountains.
Shadervani is the city’s main square, the place where the cultural, economic, and social development intersect.
Pretty Kosovo, thank you for your hospitality and all the lovely sights! Wishing you LOVE and PEACE! ♥
Where to stay
There are many different accommodation options for all kinds of travelers and budgets in Prizren. We were staying at the cozy Hotel Denis.
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It is entirely possible to explore Kosovo on a low budget. The average daily budget is 35-58 USD (30-50 EUR). Accommodation prices range from 12 USD (10 EUR) to 70 USD (60 EUR) a night. Food is generally cheap and so is public transportation. Buses in Kosovo are quite reliable and frequent and they cover most of the territory.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Kosovo is between April and September. Peak season is during the summer, therefore the prices may be a bit higher in July and August and the streets slightly more crowded. However, you needn’t worry – tourism in Kosovo is not as overwhelming as in some of the Western European countries.
Air pollution is one of the major environmental issues in Kosovo. Recent statistics on air quality show alarming levels of pollution, especially in major urban areas, which causes a lot of premature deaths every year. Coal fueled power plants, traffic, coal household heating systems, and other industrial exhausts are among the country’s main air polluters. Water contamination is another big problem. Water supplies are scarce and only a small percentage of people have access to potable water. Water contaminated by collective and industrial pollutants is also affecting the local ecosystems. Other environmental issues in Kosovo include poor waste management, deforestation, and land degradation due to the continued impact of human activities.
Romance and adventure
With its rich history, diverse culture, numerous lakes and rivers, and mountainous terrain, Kosovo offers many romantic sights and great adventures.
Found lots of LOVE in Kosovo. 😉 ♥
Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡♡
Prizren is a charming old town surrounded by mountains, which offers lots of lovely sights.
* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.
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