The selected pictures were taken by my wife. Everyone has a different eye, her camera, too had a different eye than mine!
I visited the Decani monastery second time with my family. We arrived on Easter Saturday. The light conditions were very different from my last visit during the autumn.
For all of you monestary buffs, the Serb monestary in Decani is beautiful and well worth a visit. With its well manicured lawn and large church, it is very much worth the two-hour drive from Pristina.
Entrance is free and protected by Italian KFOR.
The famous Decani monastery is not in the city but probably 5 km towards the mountains. It is best to be reached by car, of course. It was Easter, we arrived in the last minute - and there was no room in monastery's konak anymore. So we went to look for a hotel. Hotel Swiss was fairly near, looked good and was very reasonably priced (20 Euro/room).
Next morning we went back to the monastery. One has to drive from the said hotel to the main street, turn right, turn right on the next roundabout and take the second (not the first!!!) exit.
Always keep left, drive slowly and in ten minutes you will see the monastery from the distance.
At the end you will arrive at KFOR (NATO) roadblock and security check.
Favorite thing: The Italian Army has a base at this site. The area next to the monastery was once a resort. When the NATO rolled in the Italians made a base out of it. None of the Italian soldiers speak English, or any other language. Be prepared to deal with bull