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by StefanosS

The style of Kastoria lakeboats is peculiar, keeping the same shape as the one found at the nearby pre-historic settlement of Dispilio! Its main characteristic is the shape of the prow and stern, being raised higher than usual. Its length is about 5.50 to 6 meters, while its width is about 1.20 to 1.30 m. Lately, some modification has been made to the stern, in order to attach an outboard motor.

English traveller Leake, who visited Kastoria in 1805, in his book "Travels in Northern Greece", gives a detailed description of the lakeboats along with two sketches.

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  • Written Oct 6, 2003
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