sightseeing, you can also entertain yourself in Kastoria if
you can arrange being here on the time of various festivities,
or you can indulge in various athletic activities. In
Kastoria, after the initiative of the Municipality and the
Ministry of Culture, some very interesting old customs revive.
"Ragoutsaria", (the Carnival of Kastoria) begin on
New Year's Day, but its peak is from 6 to 8 of January.
"Bourbounes" are celebrated in all neighborhoods
during the Carnival, with festivities and traditional dances.
Today, new activities are added to the old ones: the
"Christopoulia" and the "Week of Expatriated
Kastorians". In the villages, the activities are enriched
with the revival of traditional marriage ceremony, at August
15th, especially in Grammos.
On your free
time we suggest to go fishing which is an unforgettable
experience because of the beauty of the lake and landscape.
You can buy all fishing equipments in the stores of the city.
If you have a sailing boat you can sail and discover another
aspect of Kastoria. From November to March, skiing is the main
entertainment. Vintsi is the skiing resort of the Ski Club of
Kastoria and is situated near the city at a 1800 meters
altitude. You can also go water-skiing the take; skating in
winter is fun too but can be dangerous if you are not skilled
enough, due to the dark sports on the surface of the ice that
break easily. If you hunt, arrange a hunting excursion on the
near mountains, where you can get great pleasure. Finally if
you are an amateur photographer you will find many interesting
spots in the area.
fun. If you love dancing, there are a lot of discos which
attract the youth. In the suburbs, there are places where you
can listen to Greek popular music. If on the other hand prefer
a romantic evening, you can dine in one of the beautiful
restaurants or taverns where you can try the delicious
specialties. n Kastoria, there are pizza places, coffee shops
along the seashore, pubs, bistros and places with soft music.
For movie lovers, there is a cinema and a movie club. At the
end of' our tribute to Kastoria, we propose you spend a day
outside the center. If you love Nature, the road to Prespes
will offer you an unforgettable experience. You will follow
the road from Aposkcpo, Gavro, Laimo Prespon, where the
National Park is. Before you return to Kastoria, you can have
lunch in the National Tourist Organization or in the village
Psarades, where you can visit the roach paintings.
Agiographies are painted and not engraved on the rocks.
The road to
Kleisoura, Nymfeo and back to Kastoria is for those who are
interested in tradition. If you want to combine entertainment
and information on the industrial progress of the area, you
can follow the road to Ptolemaida, Fragma, Polyfymo and return
beauty is the road from Prespes, ski resort Pissodendri,
Florina, Yugoslavian boarders dnd back to Kastoria via'
Aminteo. If you do have more free time, you can choose a big
variety of sightseeing's with great historical, natural and
cultural interest. You can visit Kleisoura, Nestorio, Argos
Orestiko, Koriso, Mavrochori, Makrochori and Eptachori, and
above all the Arena lake on Grammos, where the landscape
reminds the Alps with the numerous small lakes and waterfalls.
somewhere here, sightseeing in Kastoria and the around area,