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"picturesque Kastoria!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kastoria by elsadran

Kastoria Travel Guide: 54 reviews and 204 photos

Some Greeks think Kastoria is the most beautiful city in Greece and it really is a lovely picture when you get the first view of it, coming from the national road. It is built amphitheatrically on the hills of a small promontory which projects into the picturesque Lake Orestiada. The reverse double of the city is reflected on the calm water.. This road offers an excellent opportunity for a pleasant evening stroll!

The city's architecture is interesting. There are many Byzantine churches, museums and traditional mansions built in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The fur business has thrived for a very long time but now, I hope, it is declining. However you can still see fur shops and workshops in the whole town.
Nevertheless this does not mar the picture a lot because Kastoria is indeed a beautiful city.The scenery is lovely and the sunset is a revelation!
Don't miss the local specialties like meat dishes, pies and delicious sweets!
For all kind of information get in the city's site and click 'english'.

PS. The main reason why I made this page is to let you see the photos I took at this wonderful lake : ) there are some more in my Travelogue

  • Last visit to Kastoria: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    I am just back from a new visit to Kastoria and I have found that a lot of those superb old house had been repaired. Interesting page !

  • mfas2000's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:01 AM

    Loved the pictues of Kastoria..we are contemplating a visit next year..

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Informative page of Kastoria.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2009 at 5:23 AM

    that looks absolutely wonderful. would love to visit there.

  • Aug 14, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    It's cruel and it is unbelievable how many people still go on buying fur just for their fashion likes. Another reason that this idiocy still exists is the illiteracy of the people..


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