KASTORIA (Καστοριά)

Our next stop was a charming Kastoria city on the western shore of Lake Orestiada, in a valley surrounded by limestone mountains Grammos and Vitsi. We strolled around the tranquil Doltso, a picturesque corner of the town where buildings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries when the city’s economy blossomed due to the fur treatment and trade. There are also more than 60 Byzantine and post-Byzantine Churches, dating back from the 9th to the 19th century. Almost all of them are of the Basilica type, apart from Panagia Koumpelidiki, but all of them were unfortunately closed. Since we parked just next to the lake in the city center, we took tasty Gyros (3,20 EUR) and Vergina Beer (Βεργίνα – 3 EUR / 0,5 l) for a dinner.

Parking location – Kastoria: 40.520132N 21.261753E (🚻 – day time)