With two locations to be found in the fledgling Republic of Kosovo, one in the capital city of Pristina, and the second in Pristina International Airport, Europcar is fully prepared to meet and exceed all of your car hire demands. Our vast fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles is on hand and there to cater for any budget, while helpful services and options like express pick-up, easy 3-step online booking, child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover, are available to help make sure that whatever challenges meet you during your visit to Kosovo, getting from A to B will not be among them. Using Europcar, you will find that the only true way to experience this charming country at your own pace is by hire car.
Kosovo is Europe's youngest country and a fascinating land at the heart of the Balkan region, rewarding visitors with a welcoming and hospitable people, enchanting mountain towns, excellent hiking country, and 13th-century domed Serbian monasteries. And that's just for starters. It’s safe to travel here these days, and indeed the newness of the land means it is one of the last corners of Europe that remains off the beaten track for visitors. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 but, while it has been diplomatically recognised by most of the world, there are still some nations that do not accept Kosovan independence, including Serbia. Thus, reminders of its past are impossible to miss. Roads are still dotted with memorials to those killed in 1999, while NATO forces continue to guard Serbian monasteries. That said, the nation is definitely coming into its own as a visitor destination, with the capital Pristina already able to offer a healthy combination of tradition and modern convenience.
The City of Pristina - While the Kosovan capital city will never be described as the most pretty, it possesses a peculiar charm that brings visitors back time after time, plus an intangible and infectious energy which can only come from a newborn city. In fact, the Newborn monument, a 10x24 foot, 9-ton sculpture unveiled in 2008 to celebrate Kosovo's independence, is a popular attraction as well as a pertinent symbol of peace in our time. The Kosovo Museum contains many important archaeological and ethnological artefacts, such as the neolithic 'Goddess on the Throne' terracotta statue. The town's 19th century Clock Tower, that used to include a bell bought from Moldavia that was made in 1764 before it was stolen, has been recently rebuilt, and major religious sites include the Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Left over from Ottoman rule is the 15th Great Hammam of Pristina, or Turkish baths, that are also being restored. The remains of the 15th century town Bazaar can also be found though, after some major remodelling during the 50s and 60s, a lot of the old city was lost. Happily, superb restaurants, bars, cafés and shopping facilities are still plentiful.