The prefecture of Kastoria
The prefecture of Kastoria is located in the northwestern side of the Western Macedonia
region of Greece. It is one of the most mountainous prefectures where there exist
noteworthy prehistoric and Byzantine monuments.
The city of Kastoria, built in a peninsula surrounded by the lake Orestiada, is 520
kilometers away from Athens and 200 kilometers away from Thessaloniki. There is a regular
direct flight connection between the prefecture of Kastoria and the capital city of
Kastoria and the surrounding area are internationally known as centers of the
manufacturing and trading of furs. Fur manufacturing dates back more than a thousand years
and the economic activity of the prefecture centers around furs. Every year an
international fur exhibition takes place in Kastoria.
Rich elements of Byzantine culture (Byzantine walls and churches) as well as traditional
mansions of the 17th and 18th centuries unique for their
architectural design are located in the city of Kastoria. Other places of interest are the
Byzantine Museum, the 74 Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and the Folklore Museum
Nerantzi Aibazi. The imposing mountains of Vitsi and Grammos, the
Orestiada lake and the rich cultural heritage are some distinctive characteristics that
make the city of Kastoria and the surrounding areas a tourist attraction for all seasons
of the year.
Kastoria Go Greece
Prefecture of Kastoria
Kastoria Tourist guide
ΑΥΤΟΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗ ΚΑΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ (Greek)
Kastoria the bead of north Greece