Kosovo was one of those countries that made me wish that I had all the time in the world to experience every country. With on time buses, ridiculously friendly locals who spoke great English who occasionally gave us free dessert, beautiful mountains, amazing architecture, a fascinating history, small distances between its major cities, and low prices, Kosovo is the perfect country for travelers interested in diving into Balkan culture and history. Ready to see 40+ beautiful Kosovo photos?
Many backpackers only pass through this tiny Balkan country without leaving its modern capital Pristina or taking the time to learn more about its complex history.
For me, Kosovo is really about people. I was overwhelmed by the kindness of people that we met ranging from strangers who offered us beds in their houses to a stranger who gave me a tour of his neighborhood after greeting me on the street. If you’re not sure about Kosovo, you need to see it to believe it.
I visited Kosovo one year ago. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I found elaborate mosques, historic churches, stunning mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, and nobody else around. The last bit amazed me: How can there be so much beauty in a country without mobs of tourists (like I’m used to in the Netherlands)?
Kosovo tourism is growing, but Kosovo tourism isn’t mainstream yet. Before tourism in Kosovo gets to the point that it has in many other European countries, you should discover Kosovo for yourself. Hopefully these photos of Kosovo will inspire you to visit Kosovo…
Note: This post is just a lot of wanderlust inspiration with beautiful photos of Kosovo, so if you’re looking for Kosovo travel tips or more places in Kosovo that I didn’t get to visit, head over to my detailed post with all the logistics you need to know about visiting Kosovo.
On a related note, a lot of people have no idea what Kosovo looks like or where it is on a map, so I hope that I can show you through my photographs what Kosovo actually looks like. I did not get everywhere and these are my favorite photos.
Day Trips from Peja: Patriarchate of Peja
Day trips from Peja: Radavc and White Drin Waterfall (Drini i bardh)
Sar Mountains (Day Trip from Prizren)
Gračanica: Day Trip from Pristina Kosovo
Before leaving Kosovo, we visited the UNESCO recognized Gračanica church, only 30 minutes from Pristina, Kosovo. It was absolutely stunning inside although photos are not allowed. You’ll just have to visit for yourself to see the elaborate paintings that are being restored.
Have you been to Kosovo? Where is the most beautiful place in Kosovo that you’ve visited?
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