[Prishtina Trave] – Around Pristina

[Prishtina Travel] – Language in Pristina

The main language you will hear in the street is Albanian.  However, most people from Prishtina, especially the youth speaks at least a little English so speaking English, you can get by. Navigating around the city is easy and people are generally receptive to efforts to communicate in broken Albanian and English.  It’s worth having a stab at Spanish, German or Italian which are spoken by people who pick them up via satellite TV broadcasts, international travellers or both.

[Prishtina Travel] – Crime & Safety in Pristina

The well-being of honoured guests (you) is a major source of concern and pride for the locals, and rather than being mugged, you’re more likely to be overwhelmed with hospitality. Despite the locals’ friendly attitude, it’s important to stay alert for petty crime such as bag-snatching and hotel room or house burglaries. Lock up your valuables in the safe or leave them at home, and don’t wander around unlit alleys at night. Pedestrians should be aware of holes in or bits of metal sticking out of the pavement, missing sewer lids and surprisingly deep puddlers.

[Prishtina Travel] – Electricity in Pristina

Electrical current is 220 Volts and is distributed by Kosovo’s KEK electricity company via standard European plugs.

[Prishtina Travel] – Money in Pristina

The euro (€, divided in 100 cents) is the official currency of Kosovo,  Euro banknotes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500,. The coins, whose design depends on in which country they were minted in, come in denominations of €0.01, €0.02, €0.05, €0.10, €0.20, €0.50, €1 and €2. Cash is king in Kosovo, though an increasing number of shops and restaurants is getting Visa and Mastercard POS.  Although you can change money in banks and exchange offices,  ATMs are really the best way to get cash.

[Prishtina Travel] – Smoking in Pristina

Smoking is forbidden in all public institutions, educational institutions and healthcare institutions unless there’s a designated smoking area. Most bars and cafés have some kind of non-smoking area. And since early 2011, authorities are actually enforcing the law.

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[Prishtina Travel] Getting in Pristina

[Prishtina Travel] – Get in Pristina By plane

The easiest way to get to Pristina is by plane. There are direct flights to Pristina International Airport from London, Zurich, Geneva, Gothenburg, Copenhagen , Vienna, Hamburg, Hannover, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Bremen, Verona, Ljubljana, Budapest, Tirana, Istanbul and Oslo. There are low-budget flights to Pristina from Liege, Belgium and with Easyjet from Switzerland. There are cheap connecting flights via Tirana and Ljubljana, but also from most of German airports.  Check Airkosova for best fares.

Also, Skopje International Airport is 110 km away (two hours).  The bus to Pristina from Skopje takes about two hours and costs €5 (€5.50 with the bus station’s fee). The last bus from Skopje to Pristina leaves at 18:10; from Pristina to Skopje at 17:00.

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If you arrive at Pristina airport – small, haphazard but recently modernized and efficient in a Balkan kind of way – you should get from the plane to the outside world within 15 minutes. The city center is about 15 minutes away by car along the closest thing to a good road in Kosova. The many taxi drivers outside the airport will quote you €15-30 for the trip but will happily be haggled down to €10.

[Prishtina Travel] – Get in Pristina By bus

From Albania, there are several daily direct bus connections to Pristina, from Tirana and Durres. From. There are also direct bus links from most cities in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Macedonia, Bosnia, and Montenegro. From Podgorica in Montenegro there are at least two night buses (9pm and 10pm, approx 5 1/2 hrs) that run via Peja €16.

There is one bus every night that runs from Pristhina to Ulcinj, Montenegro with stops in Peja, Prodgorica and Bari. The buses leave at 7pm from both Pristhina and Ulcinj. The trips is 20 euros round trip and take 9 hours.

From Skopje in Macedonia there are 8 buses per day at 10 past the hour. It is supposed to take 1.5 hours, but we took 3 hours due to traffic! It costs only 320 MKD (just over €5)

The Prishtina bus station is quite a safe place to await sunrise.

From Serbia there are several direct buses from Belgrade (6 hours, 1 day bus & 2 night busses), run by Kosovo companies, cost less than €20, stops depending on the route in Niš or Kruševac. There are twice daily mini-buses from Niš, they cost 600 dinars (about $10) and the guys at Niš Hostel will help you get in contact with organizers, even if you aren’t sleeping there, as it is necessary to book in advance. If entering direct from Serbia, be aware that you need to leave by the same way that you came in so that you get Serbian entry/exit stamps .

There is also a bus service from Sarajevo (via Novi Pazar; Buy ticket to Novi Pazar on 10pm bus, the bus continues to Prishtina, tickets available onboard); the trip lasts around 12 hours and costs around €20.

[Prishtina Travel] – Get in Pristina by train

There are trains which travel from Macedonia and Serbia to Pristina. These take long to get there.  Check Kosovo Railway

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Hotel Prishtina

OVERVIEW
Hotel Prishtina is located within the heart of the city’s most important business district, few meters from the UN-s headquarters in Kosova (UNMIK). Hotel has 4 flours and 43 carefully arranged rooms and suites, a first class restaurant, swimming pool and a conference hall.
ROOM INFORMATION
Hotel Prishtina features a selection of 43 beautifully well appointed guestrooms and suites distributed along 4 floor. Each room of the hotel has elegant marble bath, minibar, Digital Satellite TV, internet connection, phone line, air condition, hair dryers and make-up mirrors, AM/FM clock radio, breakfast in room is available too. Continue Reading

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Hotel Afa

OVERVIEW
Hotel Afa is located in one of the most beautiful places in Pristina. Even though only 5 minutes of walk from main street of Pristina. Hotel Afa is located in a very quite and pleasant part of the city offering its guests an unforgettable stay. This amazing hotel has 51 rooms which include an apartment, suits , single and double rooms.
ROOM INFORMATION
Rooms have private bathroom, minibar, TV, balcony, air conditioner, hair dryer, telephone, alarm clock, fire alarm, and also its possible room service and breakfast room service. Some of the rooms have also Jacuzzi and sauna and foot massage. The prices of the rooms are per person and that price includes also breakfast, internet and four drinks from the mini bar. Continue Reading

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Hotel Adria

OVERVIEW
Hotel Adria is located in Prishtina, in Arbëria(Ex Dragodan) neighborhood in the same place where most of the international embassies are. Placed in a location 647 m above see level, from Hotel Adria you can enjoy the wonderful view of Prishtina. It is built in 2006 and has 4 floors with a capacity of 17 rooms. The rooms are spread in 3 floors which offer a perfect interior mixed between traditional and modern.
ROOM INFORMATION
Rooms have private bathrooms, minibars, case, TV, conditioners, hair dryer, phone, fire alarm, radio, balcony, newspapers, alarm clock and its available room service. Continue Reading

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The Youngest Country of the World!
Did you know…Following more than seven decades of Yugoslav/Serbian government, Kosovo declared its independence on February 17, 2008. Hence, the Connecticut-size land made the world headlines when became the youngest country in the first decade of the 21st century. Ten years before, it was not an independent nation in Europe compared to its neighbors — for example, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia Hercegovina. At the same time, Kosovo boasted one of Europe’s last wars, an ethnic-based conflict, where were killed more than 10,000 persons. From the end of the Cold War to the beginning of the 21st century, it had not been neither prosperous nor stable. In those circumstances, Kosovo Pristina  stood as the poorest region on the European mainland. Later on, Kosovo’s independence was backed by America, Albania, and Great Britain. In 2009, it was one of the most peaceful countries on the Balkan Peninsula of Europe.

People
Did you know… This Southeastern European nation has a population of about 2,500,000. It ranks 148th in population among the countries of the world. Around 88 per cent of the nation’s population is made up of Albanians. There are also other ethnic groups: Serbs, Bosniaks, Goranis, Roma, Turks, Ashkalis, Egyptians.

Education
Did you know…Education and technology have received increased emphasis in this landlocked country since it became independent in the first decade of the 21st century.

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Kosovo & the United States of America
Did you know…On November 23, 1999, President Bill Clinton made history when arrived in Ferizaj, Kosovo. Since then, it was the first official visit by an American Head of State to Kosovo. America’s leader Clinton arrived in Ferizaj to an enthusiastic welcome. During his visit, Mr Clinton had called on Kosovo Albanians to forgive the injustices perpetrated against them by the Serbs. This Southeastern European nation Kosovo and capital Pristina has been recognized by Washington since 2008.

Geography
Did you know…The landlocked country of Kosovo, that once formed part of Ottoman empire, lies on the Balkan Peninsula of Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro on the Northwest, Macedonia on the South, and Albania on the West. This new nation holds a territory of 4,203 square miles (or 10,908 square kilometers). On the other hand, the Kosovar countryside consists mainly of mountains separated by fertile valleys. Unique among European countries, it is about the size of Connecticut, an American state Pristina.

Kosovo’s capital
Did you know…Pristina — the country’s largest city — is the capital city of Kosovo. It is also the nation’s chief commercial, cultural, and industrial center. Since then, Pristina is rich history and friendly people has made it one of the most important metropolises on the Balkan Peninsula. Additionally,it has about 800,000 inhabitants.

Languages
Did you know…Albanian, English  and Serbian are the national languages. The landlocked nation also has other non-official languages: Gorani, Romani, Bosnian, and Turkish, among others.

Sports
Did you know…The most popular sports are: basketball, boxing, canoe, chess, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, table tennis, team handball, track & field, water polo, and wrestling. Nonetheless, the Olympic team — made up of Albanians, Kosovo Serbs, Bosniaks and Goranis — has not competed in the modern Olympic Games. Over the past 14 months, the national government has stepped up efforts to participate in the world championships and multi-sports events. Some of its best athletes living in Western Europe. In 1987, Kosovo’s boxer Aziz Salihu earned the gold medal at the Mediterranean Games in Syria. Prisstina

Ecology Pristina

Did you know… More than 25 per cent of its territory is covered by rainforests.

Awards & Prizes
Did you know…The new nation was endorsed by Donald Trump,president of Miss Universe Organization in 2008. Also that year, Miss Kosovo, Zana Krasniqi, under the watchful eye of Fadil Berisha — one of the world’s most popular fashion photographers — made the top 15 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Pristina She was the first Kosovar women to compete in MU. Ironically, Kosovo does not have diplomatic ties with Hanoi. In the following year, in August 2009, the nation’s contestant Marigona “Gona” Dragusha finished third in The Bahamas, outpacing 80 other entries. Prior to Miss Kosovo’s Bahamas trip, she, who is reminiscent of the world-famous actress Audrey Hepburn, had been training in New York City,along with Hasna Xhukici, Miss Albania Pristina.

Metropolises
Did you know… Apart from Pristina, the region gathers four amazing cities: Dakovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Peja, and Prizren.

International Organizations
Did you know…Since 2009 this Eastern European nation belongs to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Economics
Did you know… On the economic side, Kosovo over the last five decades has changed from a socialist economy to a free market system. From then onwards, a number of foreign corporations operate businesses in the country. Despite being one of Europe’s smallest nations, the landlocked country has important mineral resources, including nickel, lignite, lead, chrome, aluminum, and magnesium. But there’s more. Much of Europe’s coal wealth lies in Kosovo. The resources could provide for economic growth to Pristina  if those natural resources were used more fully. Additionally, Kosovo is endowed with fertil soil. Nature-based tourism is a new source of income.

Mountains
Did you know…Deravica is the nation’s tallest peak: it rises 8,714 feet (2,656 meters) above sea level.

Famous Kosovars
Did you know… The country’s has produced a number of performers/artists, including Melihate Ajeti (actress), Adekina Ismajli (singer), Shaban Gashi (photographer), Akil Mark Koci (composer), Esat Valla (painter) and a host of other pristina . It has also produced many fine writers, among them Xhevdet Bajraj and Eqrem Basha. However, few of them are known outside the country.

Foreign Relations
Did you know…During the 1990s and early 2000s, Kosovo worked to establish ties with several republics. So far, the new nation has been internationally recognized by 62 member countries of the United Nations, including the United States, Australia, France, Turkey, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the new country receives continued support and aid from the US and European Union.

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Pristina Weather

Pristina Weather

Pristina has a humid continental climate with very warm summers and cold and often snowy winters.
Pristina’s beautifully hot summers are the best time to go if you want to get the most from the city. Average temperatures in summer are around 26 degrees, although they can and often do stray into the 30s. Winters see temperatures drop to lows of around minus 4, so if you’re heading to the city between December and February make sure you wrap up warm. For a nice compromise between the high summer heat and the cold winters, spring and autumn are excellent times to visit, when the Pristina weather forecast will show temperatures of between 15 and 20 degrees.

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Ambasadat

Embassies and Liaison Offices in Prishtina

American Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Nazim Hikmet” no. 30
Arbëria/Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 549 516

Austrian Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Ahmet Krasniqi” no. 22
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 249 284

Belgian Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Taslixhe” I, 23 A
10000 Pristina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 734 734

British Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Ismail Qemajli” no. 6
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 254 700

Bulgarian Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Ismail Qemajli” no. 12
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 038 245 540

Danish Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Nene Teresa” no. 2
10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 249 995

Dutch Embassy Prishtina

Address:” Xhemal Berisha” no. 12
Velania, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 224 61

Finnish Embassy Prishtina

Str. Perandori Justinian No. 19
Pejton 10 000 Pristina
Phone: +386 43 737 000

French Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Ismail Qemajli” no. 67
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 22 45 88 00

Greek Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Ismail Qemajli” no. 68
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 243 013

German Embassy Prishtina

Adress: “Azem Jashanica” no. 17
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 254 500

Italian Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Azem Jashanica” no.5
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 244 925

Japanese Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Rexhep Malaj” no. 43
10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 249 995

Luxemburg Embassy Prishtina
Address: “Metush Krasniqi” no. 14
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 226 787

Malaysian Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Bedri Shala” no. 48
10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 243 467

Norwegian Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Sejdi Kryeziu” no. 6
10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 232 111 00

Saudia Arabian Embassy Prishtina

Address: Dardania SU 7, building 2, #1
10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 549 203

Slovenian Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Anton Ceta” no. 6
10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 244 886

Swedish Embassy Prishtina

Str. Perandori Justinian No. 19
Pejton
10 000 Pristina
Phone: +381 38 24 57 95

Swiss Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Adrian Krasniqi” no. 11
10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 248 088

Turkish Embassy Prishtina

Address: “Ismail Qemajli” no. 59
Arbëria /Dragodan, 10000 Prishtina
Phone: +381 (0) 38 226 044

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Informata

Komuna e Prishtinës ka 572 km 2.

Prishtina gjendet në pjesën veriperëndimore dhe shtrihet buzë rrafshnaltës së plleshme rrëzë maleve të argjendta. Ashtu si dikur Ulpiana, ka pozitë të përshtatshme gjeografike, pasi gjendet në kryqëzimet parësore kontinentale.
Komuna e Prishtinës i ka gjithësej 48 fshatra.

Sektori i bujqësisë, gjuetësisë dhe pylltarisë përshinë 27 biznese. Në sektorin e industrisë nxjerrëse ekzistojnë 16 biznese. Sektori i furnizimit me energji elektrike, gas dhe ujë numëron 5 biznese, ai i ndërtimtarisë me 329 biznese, ndërsa ai i tregtisë me shumicë dhe pakicë 4.203 biznese. Po ashtu edhe biznesi i hotelerisë po avancohet përditë e më shumë dhe kështu në Komunën e Prishtinës aktualisht ekzistojnë 781 restorante dhe hotele. Në biznesin e ndërmjetësimit financiar veprimtarinë e tyre e zhvillojnë 26 biznese, ndërsa në shërbimin e afarizmit ekzistojn 273 biznese. Administrimi publik dhe mbrojta e sigurimit social vepron me 10 biznese, ndërsa mbrojtja shëndetësore e sociale me 104 veprimtari. Numri i pergjithshëm i biznesit në Komunën e Prishtinës është 8.412 sish.

Në Komunën e Prishtinës ekzistojnë edhe 57 prona shoqërore me 143 biznese shoqërore. Kështu, numri i përgjithshëm i biznesit të regjistruar në Komunën e Prishtinës është 8.735 biznese më 75.089 punëtorë.

Vendet më interesante për t’u vizituar në Komunën e Prishtinës?

Parku Nacional rekreativ „Gërmia“
Monumenti „Skënderbeu“
Teatri Kombëtar,
Biblioteka Kombëtare Universitare e Kosovës,
Muzeu i Kosovës,
Galeria e Arteve etj

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