Kosovo

Kosovo was declared independent from Serbia in 2008. In ancient times,it was inhabited by the Illyrian tribes of Dardanai. They prospered and even created their own kingdom but despite a strong defence, they were defeated and became part of the Roman Empire. The region was not noted for much during the early Middle Ages but started flourishing again in the late Middle Ages and as part of the Ottoman Empire with cities as trade centres and on trade routes. The region was part of theOttoman Empire until 1912 when Yugoslavia invaded it. From the 1990s until 2008 it was part of the Republic of Serbia

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Population: 1.83 million | Capital: Prishtina | Language: Albanian | Surface: 10,908 km2

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Country Highlights

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Prishtina, Kosovo’s capital and the largest city in the country, is in the east where the ancient Roman city Ulpiana once stood. After Rome fell, Ulpiana was destroyed. Emperor Justinian I reconstructed the city and made it an important stronghold in the northern Byzantine Empire. When the Serb kingdoms started to flourish in the Middle Ages, Prishtina developed into an important trading center because of its location in the heart of the Balkans, along the important trade routes. The 19th and 20th centuries were times of great development for Prishtina, but also difficult due to many wars.

Prizren is the second largest city in Kosovo and one of the oldest inhabited areasin the country. Historians believe that Illyrian tribes settled it in the 2nd century B.C. Thehilltop fortress overlooking the city and the large area behind Prizren offer many clues to its origins. During the Middle Ages,it flourished as a trade citybecause it was on the trade routes and had a well-positioned fortress. You can see how the Ottoman invasion left its mark in Prizren in the typically Ottoman buildings, especially the famous house, the League of Prizren.

The site called Justiniana Secunda was in the same place as modern-day Ulpiana, so this small town is included in Serbia’s Archaeological Sites of Exceptional Importance. The ruins of the ancient Roman town are located only nine kilometers from Prishtina, in a fertile land and close to a mine in continuous use fromthe Roman Empire. Ulpiana was established during the 3rdand 4thcentury A.D. and was a major city in the Byzantine Empire. After an earthquake in the 6th century, Emperor Justinian named it Justiniana Secunda. Archaeological excavations started in 1953 have brought to light a long-lost city of history, a whole site that was considered vanished. To think that what started with the excavation of four graves is now is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, with numerous objects.

Peja is internationally recognized as Pec. It was an Illyrian settlement and a known city in the Greek and Roman Balkans maps, but under different names. Until the Middle Ages, it remained a small mountain village. Later, it grew and developed as a city on the major trade routes. The Serbian Orthodox Church built a few churches in the city and always gave special importance to Peje. In modern times, Peja is the largest city and the district’s capital. Peja’s old quarter is a mixture of Ottoman architecture buildings with a slight Slavic influence. Likemany other cities, the Ottomans built a mosque here to establish Islam; it still stands strong here as one of the city’s landmarks.

Kosovo is the youngest country in Europe. After a lengthy and violent dispute with Serbia, Kosovo declared independence in February 2008. Lately Kosovo is is attracting more and more tourists from around the world and perhaps this is the right time to visit it before the massive numbers arrive.
In Kosovo you will visit the rural villages and some of the best cities and sights. Our tours involve wine and food tastes along with Oriental delicacies. Being a small country, we do often combine it with its nearby neighbors to complete the panorama of the region.

On our tours in Kosovo you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

Tours departing from Kosovo

Kosovo

Kosovo was declared independent from Serbia in 2008. In ancient times,it was inhabited by the Illyrian tribes of Dardanai. They prospered and even created their own kingdom but despite a strong defence, they were defeated and became part of the Roman Empire. The region was not noted for much during the early Middle Ages but started flourishing again in the late Middle Ages and as part of the Ottoman Empire with cities as trade centres and on trade routes. The region was part of theOttoman Empire until 1912 when Yugoslavia invaded it. From the 1990s until 2008 it was part of the Republic of Serbia

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Population: 1.83 million | Capital: Prishtina | Language: Albanian | Surface: 10,908 km2

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Country Highlights

PrishtinaPrizrenUlpianaPeja

Prishtina, Kosovo’s capital and the largest city in the country, is in the east where the ancient Roman city Ulpiana once stood. After Rome fell, Ulpiana was destroyed. Emperor Justinian I reconstructed the city and made it an important stronghold in the northern Byzantine Empire. When the Serb kingdoms started to flourish in the Middle Ages, Prishtina developed into an important trading center because of its location in the heart of the Balkans, along the important trade routes. The 19th and 20th centuries were times of great development for Prishtina, but also difficult due to many wars.

Prizren is the second largest city in Kosovo and one of the oldest inhabited areasin the country. Historians believe that Illyrian tribes settled it in the 2nd century B.C. Thehilltop fortress overlooking the city and the large area behind Prizren offer many clues to its origins. During the Middle Ages,it flourished as a trade citybecause it was on the trade routes and had a well-positioned fortress. You can see how the Ottoman invasion left its mark in Prizren in the typically Ottoman buildings, especially the famous house, the League of Prizren.

The site called Justiniana Secunda was in the same place as modern-day Ulpiana, so this small town is included in Serbia’s Archaeological Sites of Exceptional Importance. The ruins of the ancient Roman town are located only nine kilometers from Prishtina, in a fertile land and close to a mine in continuous use fromthe Roman Empire. Ulpiana was established during the 3rdand 4thcentury A.D. and was a major city in the Byzantine Empire. After an earthquake in the 6th century, Emperor Justinian named it Justiniana Secunda. Archaeological excavations started in 1953 have brought to light a long-lost city of history, a whole site that was considered vanished. To think that what started with the excavation of four graves is now is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, with numerous objects.

Peja is internationally recognized as Pec. It was an Illyrian settlement and a known city in the Greek and Roman Balkans maps, but under different names. Until the Middle Ages, it remained a small mountain village. Later, it grew and developed as a city on the major trade routes. The Serbian Orthodox Church built a few churches in the city and always gave special importance to Peje. In modern times, Peja is the largest city and the district’s capital. Peja’s old quarter is a mixture of Ottoman architecture buildings with a slight Slavic influence. Likemany other cities, the Ottomans built a mosque here to establish Islam; it still stands strong here as one of the city’s landmarks.

Kosovo is the youngest country in Europe. After a lengthy and violent dispute with Serbia, Kosovo declared independence in February 2008. Lately Kosovo is is attracting more and more tourists from around the world and perhaps this is the right time to visit it before the massive numbers arrive.
In Kosovo you will visit the rural villages and some of the best cities and sights. Our tours involve wine and food tastes along with Oriental delicacies. Being a small country, we do often combine it with its nearby neighbors to complete the panorama of the region.

On our tours in Kosovo you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

Tours departing from Kosovo