This morning meet your guide and driver at the hotel for a full day tour of the highlights of Kosovo. You will start with a panoramic tour of Pristina and its fascinating sites: the Central Museum and the Grand Mosque erected in the 16th century; the Monument of Skenderbeg (Albanian National Hero that has fought against the Ottomans for 25 years), Government and Parliament Buildings, National Theatre etc. You may wish to stop for coffee at one of local cafeterias, such as Rings Bistro Centre in the city centre. You will continue walking along Mother Theresa Avenue, visit the National Library and University Center, visit the Old Eminxhiku House and the House of Kosovo Academy.
Continuing to the east, you will get to the village of Gracanica, where you will visit the Serbian Orthodox Monastery and Archeological Site Ulpiana. Gracanica Monastery is one of King Milutin's last monumental endowments and on 2006 was placed on UNESCO`s World Heritage List. The monastery is in the close vicinity of Lipjan – the ancient Roman town of Ulpiana. It dates back pre-Roman times (2nd century BC) and is also mentioned as "polis arhaia" (old city) by Strabo, an ancient Greek author in the 1 century B.C. It used to be the capital of Dardania, the Illyrian kingdom. Ulpiana suffered numerous attacks from barbarian tribes (Huns, Goths); it was destroyed in 471. A final blow came when an earthquake struck in 518 AD and destroyed what remained of Ulpiana.
You will end the tour by visiting the Marble Cave in Gadime, near Lipljani. By its appearance creation in the marble and richness in the marble ornaments, the cave represents a unique speleological discovery.