Macedonia Travel in Greece – Prefecture of Kastoria


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The Prefecture of Kastoria is located at the west end of Western Macedonia in Greece, bordering with the prefectures of Florina, Grevena, Kozani and Ioannina, as well as with Albania, to the west.

The city of Kastoria unfolds amphitheatrically 620 metres above sea level. It is built on a peninsula that penetrates Orestiada Lake, in the shade of the impressive mass of Grammos and Vitsi Mountains. According to the last census, the population of the Prefecture is 53.483 inhabitants, 20.636 of whom live in the city.

Kastoria is connected with Athens by air, through the “Aristotle” International Airport at Argos Orestikon. The Prefecture is nowadays easily accessed via Egnatia Highway. Alternatively, one can always use the old national road.

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