Snapshots by Phivos Nicolaides
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece. It is one of the most mountainous prefectures where there exist noteworthy prehistoric and Byzantine monuments.
Is built in a peninsula surrounded by the lake Orestiada. It is 520 kilometres away from Athens and 200 kilometres away from Thessaloniki.
It is situated on a promontory on the western shore of Lake Orestiada, in a valley surrounded by limestone mountains.
The town is known for its many Byzantine churches, Ottoman-period domestic architecture, and trout.
There are several theories about the origin of the name Kastoria. The dominant of these is that the name derives from the Greek word (kástoras, meaning "beaver").
The city has been for centuries the centre of southeast Europe's fur trade; although the local beavers of the name had been trapped to extinction by the nineteenth century, Kastoria still supports a considerable industry of furriers.
Imagine sitting back on your balcony soaking up the sunset and enjoying magnificent water views.
Kastoria is a fantastic region to visit if you're looking to show your romantic side.
After enjoying time in your exploration of the city, you'll want to explore the lake scene, which is legendary in Kastoria.
Most tourists and locals tend to make their way towards the lake and coastline
The town has a strong tradition of rowing, and rowers can be seen out daily on the lake opposite Odοs Megalou Alexandrou.
Beautiful view of the lake, very modern amenities, everything is very plush!!
There's so much to see and do here, says Evgenia.
Τo feel the beauty and the romance of Kastoria, you have to walk along the coastline.
An elegant club in a romantic setting sure to delight. There are numerous cafes where you can spend your time talking and enjoying the beauty of the lake.
These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they do...
It is a great city to relax and get away from the stresses and pressures of day to day life and is a wonderful getaway for everyone.
Petros, Popi and Evgenia resting for a while outside the church.
A chaming cat in a striking pose!
Του Φοίβου Νικολαΐδη
Η πανέμορφη και γοητευτική πόλη της Μακεδονίας, με λαμπρό παρελθόν, γεμάτη αναμνήσεις, όμορφο παρόν γεμάτο όνειρα κι ελπίδες.
Η πόλη της Καστοριάς, απλώνεται αμφιθεατρικά σε υψόμετρο 620 μέτρα. Είναι χτισμένη πάνω σε μια χερσόνησο, που εισχωρεί στη λίμνη Ορεστιάδα και κάτω από τους εντυπωσιακούς ορεινούς όγκους του Γράμμου και του Βιτσίου.
Οι βάρκες τα πουλιά, οι πάπιες, η ίδια η λίμνη και το περιβάλλον συνθέτουν άπειρες εικόνες φυσικού καλλους.
Ο Πέτρος Αλεξανδρίδης πρασπαθεί στα κατάμεστα από κόσμο κέντρα, να βρει άδειο τραπεζάκι για ένα ποτό.