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Kosovo : When and where to go?
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Kosovo: Climate & Weather
The humid continental climate has wide variations throughout the year, giving hot summers that can exceed 40 ° C and severe winters down to -30 ° C. The best time to enjoy hiking and scenery is in the summer, but winter sports enthusiasts can ski between December and April.
2.5°C - 36.5°F
Pristina, updated 03:35 GMT
What to do in Kosovo
Pristina, the capital, is constantly evolving, and offers an astonishing dynamism, despite its appearance of provincial city: it is also what makes its charm, with its relaxed atmosphere and trendy appearance, its modern and animated establishments which Old typical Ottoman districts descending the hills.
Other cities to be discovered: Peja, with its sites of importance to the Orthodox Serbs, its bazaar and its beautiful surrounding mountains, as well as its short film festival held every year in June, not to mention a few kilometers to the south The monastery Visoki Decani, which dates from 1327, and which is a real treasure; Prizen, the second city of the country, its old town, its lively atmosphere and its mosques.
Also worth seeing is the Gracanica monastery, also dating back to the beginning of the 14th century, and the Rugova mountains, where numerous hiking and other discovery routes are organized.
Kosovo : The basics
No visa is required to enter the country, where you can stay 90 days.
The current currency is the euro.
You can fly to Kosovo by landing at Pristina airport, but also by road.
To travel in the country, you can use the buses, quite economical but slow. It is also possible to rent a car on condition that you do not go with Serbia. You can also take the train on the two lines Pristina-Peja and Pristina-Skopje.
As far as the daily living budget is concerned, it is reasonable: an average room is about 50 €, and a main course can go from 5 to 10 € if you are not looking luxurious. A beer costs 2 € and the same goes for a museum entrance.
Health: There are no specific health problems in Kosovo, other than water that is not drinkable.
Security: Even if the political situation has stabilized, it is better for travelers to remain vigilant, especially in the northern region, where gatherings and crowd movements should be avoided. In addition, there are risks associated with mines and other scattered devices that can explode in areas that were bombed in 1999 and at international borders: do not go off the beaten track and find out from the administration if you have to Dismiss it.