You will find Kosovo in the heart of the Balkans, in South-Eastern Europe – the youngest country in Europe! Kosovo borders with Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro, so it is a landlocked country. The country is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. Two large plains spread over west and east from the central region of Kosovo.
Prishtina is the capital of Kosovo, also the largest city and administrative center. It is only a few hours drive from the major cities in neighboring countries. The Adriatic Sea Port of Durrës in Albania is 265 km away, and Thesalonniki Sea Port 330km.
The two official languages are Albanian and Serbian, and English is spoken in all major urban centers, due to a large presence of the international community post-war.
Kosovo has a population of some 1.7 million residents, with almost half of it aged between 15 – 29. Such vibrancy is reflected in every segment of life, including nightlife.
With its central position in the Balkans, Kosovo connects Central and South Europe, the Adriatic Sea, and the Black Sea. The country has a rich archaeological, historical, religious, and cultural heritage from the ancient times. The architecture, lifestyle, cuisine, and traditions reflect the mosaic of influences of various empires that have ruled the area.
A 6,000-year-old small terra-cotta figure known as the Goddess on the Throne that was discovered near Pristina in the mid-20th century is now the symbol of the country.
Kosovo is the venue of many cultural events that bring together thousands of foreign visitors and local art lovers. Some notable annual events are: DOKUFEST, Sunny Hill Festival, Prifest, Anibar. Besides, the capital of the country, Prishtina, has a vibrant art and culture scene. Places worth visiting are Kino Armata, National Gallery of Arts, National Theater or Teatri Oda.
Kosovo’s society is largely secular, people dress in Western clothing. The majority of population identify as Muslim, there is a small percentage of Catholics and Eastern Orthodox too.