"picturesque Kastoria!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kastoria by elsadran
Kastoria Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 177 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 www.kastoria.gr 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
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