One day excursion to Kastoria
The most beautiful city and the capital of the Kastoria district is located 190 km (about a 2 hour drive) from Thessaloniki. The famous lake known as Orestiada is its main attraction and offers amazing images that you can capture with the naked eye and on camera. Try to walk around the lake and immerse yourself in its magic.
Visit the Dragon's Cave (on the north shore of the lake) and the Monastery of Panagia Mavriotissa. Upon returning to the city, walk to Doltso and Apozari, the city's scenic neighborhoods with their cobbled streets and stately Macedonian mansions. For a panoramic view of the city and the lake climb to the hill of the Prophet Elias, and do not forget to visit the lakeside settlement of Dispilio and the first eco-museum in the country.
Zorpidis Travel Services (tel. 2310 244400, www.zorpidis.gr) organizes one day excursions to Kastoria combined with stops in Nimfaio, Prespa Lakes or Veria.