• ACTIVITIES

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    Mix together your favorite hobby with your vacations. West Macedonia uses her landform gifts to provide you, through modern facilities and organized trips, with the ability to accomplish the activity of your choice. Even if you are fan of x-treme sports or a peaceful trekking walk is the ideal for you, either you are an amateur or experienced, find easily what activity each count of West Macedonia has to offer and which season. 

  • NATURE

     

    The biggest river in Greece Aliakmonas, the second tallest mountain Smolikas and one of the biggest lakes Vegoritida are included in West Macedonia. Also, is the hostess of two natural parks, the one of Valia Calda and the park of Prespes, and the famous Dragon Cave. Imagine how many natural sights there are for viewing. Take a walk over a canyon, visit an underground cave or take a boating ride to a lake so you can make your connection with nature. Learn more about the natural sights of West Macedonia and choose your trip.

  • CULTURE

     

    Visiting other places you can see and learn from a closer view about their culture and history. West Macedonia has a lot to display in this area too,even from the prehistoric era. Get to know each count from a visit to a museum or sight, attending a local custom event and tasting a traditional cooking recipe.Find useful informations about the cultural proceedures, the sights location and the dates of the custom events.

  • TOURISM

     

    The only sure thing is that you 're not gonna regret choosing West Macedonia as your destination place for your vacations whatever the type of tourist you are. West Macedonia provides you with a variety of accommodations regardless of you staying to a far tiny village or a big city. Easily, find hotels based your needs across the four countys.

  • INFORMATION

     

    Find useful informations, telephone numbers and driving ordes through the interactive map. Also, take a taste of West Macedonia from our photo albums and the videos we present for you.

Kastoria

Local products of Kastoria

The world famous Kastoria legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas) are cultivated in the area for 7500 years. It is a traditional cultivation with local variety seeds. The unique climate of the region highly contributes in making cultivated apples very sweet, crispy and resistant.
Feta cheese (PDO), kasseri (hard cheese), kefalotyri and kefalograviera are of the most important traditional dietary products of the prefecture. They are made of high quality milk from sheep and goats living in the alpine pasturelands of the prefecture of Kastoria. The long tradition of the region in cheese making provides various types of cheese with special taste and top quality.

Edible wild mushrooms are either collected from the humid, sunless and leeward woody slopes, the ravines and valleys of the Grammos and Vitsi Mountains or cultivated.
The climate and soil of Kastoria also favor viticulture. Greek and foreign markets know already the excellent wine and tsipouro of Kastoria, which belong to the tradition of the area.

 

In the mountain forests of Kastoria chestnut and walnut trees offer their extremely nutritious fruit. They are offered either fresh or as preserves.
The Lake of Kastoria offers the most delicious dishes, since its waters abount with caps, crucian carps, pikes, sheat-fish, sun-fish, rudds (red-eyes) and chubs. The rich flora and the tradition and experience of beekeepers provide honey of exceptional quality.