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Ringed by high mountains and once ravaged by ethnic tensions, Kosovo is enjoying a tourism renaissance. Welcoming Kosovars have rebuilt their country and now is the perfect time to discover the potential of this once-unknown region. Fully updated and revised by two Kosovo experts, who both lived in the newly independent state for many years, Bradt's Kosovo explores a land rich in cultural heritage and stunning scenery. From hip urban hotspots to remote mosques and monasteries, Kosovo offers up delights for every type of traveller. With detailed descriptions of the lively café culture as well as the burgeoning restaurant, bar and shopping scene, plus accommodation to suit all budgets, this second edition to a ground-breaking guide is the ideal companion for tourists, NGOs and long-term visitors.

About the author

Verena Knaus lived and worked in Kosovo between 2001 - 2004 and is a senior analyst with the European Stability Initiative. Fluent Albanian-speaker Gail Warrander worked for the EU-funded economic reconstruction effort in Kosovo.

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Press reviews

'A book that educates and stimulates.'
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'Recommended reading'

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Review by Ms Larsen
The book is excellent especially the session about history is the most interesting and complete I ever read.
(Posted on 24/08/2011)
Review by Colin Cosier, Australia
The best, most comprehensive and informative guide book I've ever used.
(Posted on 06/07/2010)
Review by H Carlo, UK
Encouraged me to go.
(Posted on 10/06/2010)
Review by A Underwood, UK
Very comprehensive - full marks.
(Posted on 21/11/2009)
Review by Andrew McCrae, Scotland
A great guide.
(Posted on 17/11/2009)
Review by R Garnett, Shrewsbury, UK
(Posted on 09/10/2009)
Review by Marissa Hart
I have used a fair few guidebooks in my time and I can say without any hesitation that it stands head and shoulders above the rest.The information is contains and the attention to detail meant that the trip was well planned...and it greatly facilitated my independent travelling. In addition to this, the book has blazed a trail by going a long way towards breaking down barriers and prejudices towards this very beautiful country. As far as guidebooks go, I consider this one to be the gold standard to which other guidebooks should aspire.
(Posted on 07/02/2009)

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Part One: General Information
Background Information
Geography; Climate; Natural history and conservation areas; History; Government and politics; Economy; People; Language; Religion; Education; Culture
Practical Information
When to visit; Highlights; Tour operators; Red tape; Getting there and away; Health; Safety; What to take; Money; Getting around; Accommodation; Eating and drinking; Public holidays and festivals; Shopping; Sports and activities; Media and communications; Business; Cultural etiquette; Living in Kosovo; Time; Travelling positively

Part Two: The Guide
History; Getting there and away; Getting around; Where to stay; Where to eat; Entertainment and nightlife; Shopping; Sports and activities; Other practicalities; What to see and do
Central Kosovo
Gracanica; Around Gracanica; Memorial complex of the Battle of Kosovo (Gazimestan); Sultan Murat Türbe (Sultan Murat mausoleum); Janjevo/Janjevë; Lipjan/Lipljan; Outside Lipjan; Shpella e Gadimës (Cave of Gadimë); Gllogovc/Glogovac; Around Gllogovc; Battlava Lake
Western Kosovo
Peja/Pe´c; The Pec Patriarchate; Outside Peja; Rugova Valley; Klinë/Klina; Mirusha Waterfalls; Deçan/Decani; Isniq; Dranoc; Junik; Gjakova/Djakovica; Outside Gjakova
South Kosovo
Prizren; Outside Prizren - on the Zhupa Valley Road; North of Prizren; Dragash/Dragas municipality; Around Dragash; Rahovec/Orahovac; Outside Rahovec; Suha; Rekë/Suva Reka/Therandë; Zhupa Valley; Brezovica; Strpce/Shterpcë; Walking near Strpce
Southeast Kosovo
History; Geography; Gjilan/Gnjilane; Outside Gjilan; Novobërdë/Novo Brdo; Kamenicë/ Kosovska Kamenica; Ferizaj/Urosevac; Outside Ferizaj; Viti/Vitina; Letnica/Letnicë; Kaçanik/Kacanik; Around Kaçanik
Northern Kosovo
Vushtrri/Vucitrn; Skenderaj/Srbica; Mitrovica region; Mitrovica/Kosovska Mitrovica; Outside Mitrovica; Leposavi´c/Leposav'q; Around Leposavic; Zubin Potok: Gazivoda Lake
Albanian and Serbian Place Names
Further Information