Kosova (historically known also as Dardania), officially known as Republic of Kosovo, is a sovereign country located in the central Balkan Peninsula. It declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo and within European Union, 23 of 28 members have
recognized the Republic.

With the declaration of Independence, Republic of Kosovo became the newest country in the world, and became worldwide known for the Newborn statue in the middle of Kosovo`s capital city, Prishtina.Kosova is bordered by the Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the south, Montenegro to the west and Kosovo`s remaining border to the north and east is with Serbia. Kosova has an area of 10,887 km2 and population of 1,8 million Albanian residents, because the serbs have boycotted the process of counting.

Kosovo is the poorest country in Europe due to many wars that followed the process of declaring Independence, but its beautiful nature and very friendly people are the reason tourists started reaching this destination.

There are many things that are attractive to foreign tourists for Kosovo, we are counting some of the most interesting ones:



Location

Kosovo is a great base for exploring the Balkans. Just €5 and a 2 hour bus ride will have you in Skopje, Albania’s capital Tirana is 5 hours away (and €15), Sofia is just 5 hours from Skopje. The only place we can’t get to easily is Serbia as there are issues with entry stamps and registration cards.

Living in between so many countries is also great for your geographical knowledge and makes you occasionally useful at table quizzes.





Activism

The people of Kosovo are very brave, they are not afraid to get on the streets and stand up for what they believe in peaceful way. The most memorable would be the campaign, where 1837 pairs of shoes were left on the main pedestrian street, one pair for each person still unaccounted for since the war.

Little Towns :Kosovo has many little cities/towns. Among them are Prizren, Peja, Gjakova, Ferizaj and they are all different from the capital Prishtina. They are all easy to reach from Prishtina and not far away. Little beautiful towns like Prizren are worth visiting for its beautiful Çarshia and small beautiful mosques in the city. Prizren has also a great history to tell for its League for the Defense of the Rights of the Albanian Nation, commonly known as the League of Prizren, founded on June 10, 1878.





Nature

People of Kosovo love the nature. There is an active hiking club in Prishtina that goes all over Rugova Valley and Dragash, two popular hiking spots. Kosovo has a beautiful nature all over the country with lakes, waterfalls, bridges and rivers, mountains and caves, small villages and friendly people everywhere you go.





The People

It is the number one reason to recommend Kosovo to foreign tourists. The people of Kosovo are very friendly, positive and always ready to help you on whatever you need as a tourist. They love the English language and the young people have no problem in speaking the language.

Kosovo has a very large population of young people, therefore, everywhere you go you are surrounded by young smiled faces of students. Kosovars are very patriotic, and they are very thankful to the USA and its alliances for helping Kosova reach Independence, therefore, they will always be willing to help anyone who comes from countries from the Western world and they will try their best to give you a pleasant stay in their country.