The city of Kastoria is built on a peninsula that penetrates Orestiada lake and unfolds amphitheatrically 620 m. above sea level. There are findings showing that the region has been inhabited even since the Neolithic era.
Today, Kastoria is a modern city, which has maintained its traditional character and
Today, Kastoria is a modern city, which has maintained its traditional character and its Byzantine Monuments in a great extent. Orestiada lake is considered morphologically the most beautiful lake of Greece and has been announced a “Monument of natural beauty” by the Ministry of Culture of Greece. It preserves a rich bird fauna of about 200 bird spieces.
At the lakeshore there are a lot of squares and parks. Visitors can walk on their stone pavements and admire the natural beauty. A number of caves have been discovered where the mountains meet the lake sides. The most remarkable of them being the Dragon Cave. Inside the Dragon Cave have been found 7 underground lakes, halls and corridors-tunnels.