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  • The city of Kastoria





    The Prefecture of Kastoria is located in the northwestern side of the Western Macedonia region of Greece.
    It is one of the most mountainous prefectures where there exist noteworthy prehistoric and byzantine monuments. The city of Kastoria, built in a peninsula surrounded by the lake Orestiada, is 520 kilometers away from Athens and 200 kilometers away from Thessaloniki. 
    Kastoria and the surrounding area are internationally known as centers of manufacturing and trading of furs. There is a regular (2 times a week) direct flight connection between the prefecture of Kastoria and the capital city of Athens. 
    Fur manufacturing dates back more than a thousand years and the economic activity of the prefecture centers around furs. Every year an international fur exhibition takes place in Kastoria.