Just over an hour outside of Pristina, Mirusha Falls puts you in mind of a (really cool) old-fashioned swimming hole. Internationals and locals alike flock to the calm natural pool in the summer months. It’s a bit hard to find the first time, but once you find it, you’ll be back again and again. There are some tables and chairs on decks and a little drink stand near the water. Some brave souls jump from the top of the falls (not recommended). Hikers also enjoy walking around the area. It’s a wonderful way to spend a hot summer day.
Directions: (Driving) Turn right out of Bravo Gate at the U.S. Embassy. Go down the hill. Take a right at the bottom of the road onto Ahmet Krasniqi. At the first circle, take the 3rd option to get onto E-65/M-2/E-80 (toward airport). At the second circle, quickly take the first option toward the airport (M-9). Stay with M-9, continuing toward the airport. When the road splits at the next circle, continue with M-9 toward the airport (essentially bearing left at the fork). Continue with the M-9 past the airport. Pass the turn off for Mallisheve. Go through the town of Balince. Pass through the town of Kijeve. Take the LEFT toward Gjakova (M9-1) as pictured on the blue sign. Pretty shortly thereafter, you will pass the Restaurant Ujevara e Mirushes on the left side. About .2-.3 miles (350 meters), take the next left. This road will take you up and around the mountain.
After you are sure you are going the wrong direction, you will see a little sign on the right side of the road with a picture of the waterfall on it and a sign saying 3km. Take a left onto a little dirt road into the tiny town with ornate, colorful gates. Some cars park and hike from here; others drive along the bumpy dirt road through beautiful farmland. A 4WD vehicle is recommended if you take the car all the way down the road. The little dirt road will appear to split into three; stay to the middle option. Wind your way down the road until you hit the parking lot. Park, walk straight. Then you will see the falls.