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The city of Kastoria amphitheater lies at an altitude of 620m .. It is built on a peninsula reaching the Orestiada idyllic lake surrounded by mountains Grammos and Vitsi. Main source of wealth of the prefecture is fur crafts and cottage industries, especially in the city of Kastoria. Here, the processing of skins has a tradition of almost 500 years.

blazing_kastoria1I area, with endless natural beauty, rich history that goes back centuries, traditional villages, imposing mansions, archaeological sites, historical monuments and Byzantine churches, 80, brings the looks and charms many visitors with its picturesque it.

Visit the Folk Museum is housed in the mansion-Nerantzis Aivazis, Doltso the settlement, the Byzantine Museum, which exhibits mainly Byzantine icons from the 12th to the 17th century, the Museum Makedonikoy Struggle, and the Museum of Costume is housed in the mansion Emmanuel Bros and has an important collection of traditional costumes. The cave of the dragon is on the north side of the peninsula, near the chapel of St. Nicholas Monastery of Panagia Mavriotissas. In 1968 he was mapping the cave, when discovered within 7 underground lakes, 10 rooms of various sizes (the largest 45х17metra) and 5-lanes tunnels.

The modern town of Argos Orestiko lie the ruins of an ancient settlement. Here, visit the Byzantine church of Saint George and the basilica of Agia Paraskevi. A delicious, world-famous village on the petrified forest which measures twenty million years. In the museum you will see fossils of palm trees, starfish, shells and even shark teeth. In the beautiful Eptahori, built between fir and beech stands the monastery of St. George with frescoes from the 12th century, while the traditional historic village of Kleisoura is the famous monastery of the Virgin Mary. In Mavrochori is the waxworks museum. Scenes of everyday life at home and outside it, manners and customs.

Located 7 km from Kastoria is Dispilio where discovered the first lake settlement of 5000 BC and that created the first Greek Ecomuseum. The Petrified Forest Nostimo, age 20 million years, is a unique geological monument. Among the foot of the rows and banks of Aliakmonas built beautiful Nestorius, where the monastery of Panagia Tsoukas.dragon-cave-kastoria1

Nature lovers can tour the area Grammos, from which springs the Aliakmonas, the longest (297chlm.) river in Greece, to explore this wonderful wetland that exists along the riverbed, to penetrate the dense forest and admire the magnificent ecosystem of flora and fauna.

For winter sports enthusiasts and adrenaline work: a) the ski center Vitsiou which is 22 km from the city of Kastoria and b) the Vigla ski resort which is located 36 km from the town of Kastoria. The area is generally walks synepairnontas visitors to the wild beauty of the landscape.

The prefecture of Kastoria with boundless natural environment, traditional villages, majestic mansions, Byzantine monuments and picturesque landscapes, invites you to meet you and promises you unforgettable experiences.


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