Cheap flights to Pristina
Pristina is a city in flux that is buzzing with its new found freedom and self identity. You won’t find many cities in Europe with such an exciting atmosphere.
Pristina really is a city where politics, recent history, ancient history and day-to-day life collide. Where stark communist blocks lie next to striking remnants of its Ottoman past. Beautiful 15th century mosques, hamams, clock towers and bazaars are all here to give you that distinctive eastern feeling. Amongst all this you’ll find the hustle and bustle of the city’s community life, mostly through the hum of the open-air cafes that flank the streets, particularly in Dardania. Sitting and drinking coffee is a national pastime and you’ll be hard pushed to get a better macchiato anywhere in the world. And when they’re not feeding their caffeine addictions the locals like nothing better than to hit the bars around Rexhep Luci and Peyton, where musical preferences range from dance and rock to hip-hop and jazz.
And throughout the city you’ll find fabulous eateries selling everything from local dishes to high-class cuisine, not to mention good quality kebab vendors on every corner.
The 7th annual Chopin Piano Festival is on from 11 - 24 April in the centre of Pristina. Enjoy live performances two or three nights a week by both local and international pianists in addition to symposiums and roundtables dedicated to various influential composers. www.chopinkosova.com
If you're looking for some nature, you may be surprised to find you don't actually have to look that far. Just on the edge of Pristina is Germia park with 62 square meters of greenery suitable for picnics, walks, and light hiking. From the center, take Bus 4 to the last stop for less than 50 cents or 4-6 euro taxi ride.
Near the town of Gracanica, just 7 kilometers south from Pristina, is the ancient city of Ulpiana which dates back to the 2nd century and is believed by some to be the former capital of Dardania. Excavation and restoration work are still very much in progress and chances you will find anyone around there to give you guidance around the site are slim, but it's well worth a visit for anyone interested in this ancient part of Kosovo's history.
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