The prefecture borders on the prefectures of Florina, Ioannina, Grevena, Kozani on the one hand, and Albania on the other. Recently an important settlement of the Neolithic Era was discovered at Dispilio, on the south bank of Kastoria Lake. Among the finds, there is a boat of 4.000 B.C., as well as inscription dating to 5260 B.C., which is significant for the identification of the origins of the Greek alphabet.
The capital city of the prefecture is one of the most picturesque in Greece. Built on a promontory jutting into Kastoria Lake, it is replete with magnificent Byzantine churches and stone-built Mansions. Our Photo Albums give Kastoria the credit it deserves. The landscape is mountainous and the climate is continental, with cold winters and hot summers. The temperature presents great variations between winter and summer, and during winter it is often below zero, so the lake surface freezes over.
The mountain range of Grammos, with the springs of the river Aliakmonas, is an interesting destination for the visitor to Kastoria Prefecture. The area of Grammos is one of the most productive virgin forest complexes in Greece. The population of the area is sparse, and the main activities are forestry, hunting and cattle-breeding. The area, with its excellent geomorphology and the rare flora and fauna, is an ideal place for trekking and sightseeing... Continue