Kosovo


Geography

The smallest country in the Balkans and a mere 11,000 square kilometres, Kosovo is a landlocked region characterised by jagged peaks and narrow valleys. The Sharr Mountains of Serbia lie along the Southern Border with Macedonia, whilst the Serbian Mountains of Kopaonik run along its North-Eastern border. The region's highest point is Mount Gjeravica (2656m) on the Western border with Albania. The interior of Kosovo is mainly composed of high plains, rolling hills and farmland, with the region's soil being the most fertile in the whole of the Balkans.

Time Zone

Kosovo time zone is GMT + 1hr.

Language

Albanian and Serbian are the official languages of Kosovo, which small areas speaking Turkish, Bosnian and Romany.

Climate

Kosovo in general has a continental climate with temperatures in the summer reaching the high 20s to early 30s. The region generally experiences dry dates with a total annual precipitation of only 600mm per year. The weather in summer is generally excellent with hot days, clear skies and little rain. However please note that temperatures do drop in the evenings in the mountains by several degrees. Higher up in the mountainous areas, cooler conditions and stormy weather cannot be ruled out at any time of year.

Currency

The unit of currency is the Euro.

Visa Requirements

You will need a valid passport to enter Kosovo and nationals of the UK, Americans, Canadians, Australians and EU passport holders. Nationals of other countries should check the visa requirements with the relevant embassy in their own countries.

Vaccinations

No special vaccinations are required.

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