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KASTORIA

 

 

 

Spots of interest

The lake of Kastoria, one of the most beautiful of Balkans, is directly connected to the character, history and development of the city. It has been described as a "Monument of Natural Beauty" by the Ministry of Culture and is a part of the European Network "Natura 2000". The lake is about 28 square kilometers long and its maximum depth is about 9.5 meters.

In 2002 was discovered the Neolithic settlement, located in the area Avgi. The excavation area isn't bigger than 2.000 square meters, but the findings in this area have given enough information about the lifestyle of the people, that lived in the settlement.

The new amazing "Museum of Wax objects, Folklore and Prehistory", founded in Mavrochori of Kastoria by the well known teacher and talented artist, Mr. Dimitris Panagiotidis and his equally talented wife Fani, is considered as a treasure for the village and generally for the prefecture of Kastoria.

When the visitor takes a small tour around the lake, he sees the cave of the dragon on the north side of the peninsula. The cave is located on the shores of the lake, at the foot of a small mountain, which leads to the peninsula, on which is built the city. Right next to the cave, stands on the rocks the church of Agios Nikolaos. Tradition has it that the cave is a goldmine, which was guarded by a dragon.


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