Prizren offers a great number of places to visit outside the Prizren city
with a wide range of amenities and comforts. No matter if you’re looking for beauty of nature, a great place to eat or just a sport event, you can always find a perfect place for your needs.
First on our visiting list is the city of Dragash. It’s a beautiful city with lots of places with traditional food where you can eat and rest. Also we should mention here the very picturesque village of Brod some 5 km from Dragash, with its popular restaurant of “Arxhena”.
Dragash Wrestling “Pelivan competition”
Another thing what Dragash is famous for its traditional wrestling competition called the Pelivans. Wrestlers from entire region, from Macedonia, Bosnia and Albania came here to take part each year. The competition is very old, it is thought to be from pre Ottoman times, and it’s very popular in entire region.
Ura e Fshenjte
You should also go and visit river Drini i Bardhe (White Drin) and the Ura e Fshenjte (Sacred Bridge) some 17 km from Prizren. River Drin’s source is in the mountains near the city of Peja and it runs through the plain of Dukagjin, enters the Albanian Highlands and in the end it flows to the Adriatic Sea. The river is famous for its traditional jumps from the Ura e Fshenjte (Sacred Bridge) which are held on the 17 km of the Prizren – Gjakova highway. The traditional jumpings on the river started in the year 1954 and where stopped in 1999, to continue again in 2014.
In summer season the Ura e Fshenjte becomes very popular destination for the locals and tourists as well. Many go camping there and spend weeks with their friends and families. There are many traditional restaurants, cafes, even shops around the river. There are also swimming pools around.
Another great place to visit is Vermica Lake where you can enjoy many fish restaurants and the food they offer. Its extremly popular place in entire Kosovo and gets thousand and thousands of visitors each year. It’s a great place for children and family, restaurants have pools and channels with fish, which children like very much, cause they can go and throw fish food to eat. Most of restaurants have also rooms where you can stay overnight.
We also recommend you a trip to Brezovica where apart from skiing, food, and fun you can go and watch the SBX Skiing & Snowboard competition that takes part in the month of March. It’s a new competition which started in 2010 and attracts a great number of competitors from Balkans and Europe. The competition last for three days and has a big crowd of fans and supporters. After the daytime competitions, parties and celebrations go on till late at night. A visit is a must.