Beautiful Prizren, with its charming mosque- and the church-filled old town lies in the foothills of the Šar Mountains. As the capital of Serbia in the 14th century, Prizren was a large cultural and trading center and minted its own coinage. The town is very picturesque, with churches, mosques, numerous old houses, and ancient Turkish baths. The church of Bogorodica Ljeviška (1306–07), turned into a mosque by the Turks, was restored in 1950 to reveal large and beautiful frescoes. The Sinan Paša Mosque (1615) is built of marble taken from the 14th-century monastery of Michael the Archangel. For the sunset, we climbed to the castle high above the city. After that, we took a tasty dinner in the old town in Beška restaurant (Grilled chicken leg with salad and fries – 3,50 EUR, Turkish kebab with salad and fries – 3 EUR, Shopska salad – 3 EUR). Later in the night, after strolling around the buzzing old town, we cooled down with an ice cream (3 scoops – 1,50 EUR) and local beer Peja (0,5 l / 2 EUR).

Parking location – Prizren: 42.209784N 20.748889E