Welcome to the Republic of Kosovo!
Kosovo is one of the youngest countries in Europe, with more than 50% of population under the age of 27. Kosovo declared independence in February 2008 and its capital and largest city is Prishtina. Kosovo is landlocked in the central Balkan Peninsula and is bordered by the Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the south, Montenegro to the west, and Serbia to the north and east. Kosovo has just 10800 km 2, but is very rich in cultural heritage, beautiful nature, and fresh air.
Kosovo has a huge background. You can find traces of the Ilirians-Dardans tribe that has been native in this land – Albanians are decedent of Ilirians. You can also find traces of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, traces of south Slavic, as well as traces of communism. In the communist time, Kosovo was part of Yugoslavia. The majority of people in Kosovo are Muslims (95%), others are catholic and orthodox. Kosovo is an example for tolerance in Europe, as different religions are widely accepted. For this reason, tourists can visit our country and see our diversity of culture.
During the years 1997-1999 there was a war between Serbs and Albanians. During this war, Kosovo suffered a lot of destruction, around 13 000 Albanians civilians were killed, and to this day 1700 Albanians civil people are still missing. After 1999, a new life started and there is peace for all people in Kosovo.
Five reasons that make our country different from the others are: It is a safe country; People are very friendly and hospitable; Kosovo is very rich in Cultural Heritage and natural view; The food is very delicious; We have the best coffee (machiato) in the world, even though we didn’t discover coffee we make it extremely well!
For a full day private tour, let us show you the best of Kosovo in food, monuments, and history! We look forward to guiding you!
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