Kastoria is built on the peninsula of the namesake lake between Vitsi and Grammos Mountains. It is the only city in Greece that saves both Byzantine and post-Byzantine memory.
The 72 churches and numerous mansions are a sample of the flourishing of craft and commercial activity of its inhabitants.
Apart from the Lake, another widely known feature of the town is the art of furriery as its is practiced for more that 5 centuries in the area being one of the locals’ main occupation.
The trip from Ioannina to Kastoria is interesting and pleasant as 165 km of the route is covered in just 1:30 minutes Via Egnatia Highway and its new the vertical road.