Holidays in Kastoria
Get acquainted with natural landscapes that capture the soul, take a dip into a glittering past by holidaying in Kastoria, a place combining mountain and water relaxation.
With a lake of mood color rings, mountains changing with the season and in general grandiose shifts of the surrounding environment, this piece of land in Western Macedonia is an all-year-destination. The whole region of Kastoria, as well as the city itself, is an ideal vacation choice for innumerable activities to be experienced each time of year. Hiking up in Grammos mountain range or Mount Vitsi, off-roading in National forests, motocross racing on steep slopes, foraging mushrooms, skiing at Vitsi Ski Center during winter, taking a dip in Haliacmon - the longest river in Greece or even visiting Nestorio – famous for its summer river party, one of the largest music and camping festivals in the country, these are just a few of the activities that can sparke your travel wanderlust.
As a small compact student city, easy to navigate and with a multifarious range of activities, Kastoria attracts people from diverse backgrounds.
From couples, weekend warriors, winter holidayers, historians visiting Byzantine churches and researchers going to the Cave of the Dragon or Kastoria’s aquarium, to aspiring fur buyers fleeing from all over the world to attend the International Fur Fair, nature lovers, photographers and bird twitchers, Kastoria is an ideal destination for everyone.
Romantic strolls besides the lake Orestiada or the cobblestone lanes of the old town next to centuries-old houses and mansions - living marks of the long bygone economic wealth, such a nostalgic walk to an anyway wistful setting, as well as an array of educational museums and countless Byzantine churches adds to the poetry of Kastoria’s atmospheric urban landscape.
The lure of a historic countryside that takes you to a trip through Byzantine Empire and dazzling modern times in Greece, besides a wild and untamed beautiful lake, sounds like the perfect escape from everyday routine and a raison d'être to reflect on your life.