Cocooning in old mansions furriers, behind a window framing the serene waters of Lake Orestiada, languid walks on streets with old trees and morning bike the perimeter of the most beautiful autumnal mirror. Two days in the most noble Macedonian state enough to be redeemed from everyday life.
Check in the small hostel countryside Cherry Orchard, hosted in the beautiful garden of 5 acres of willow, cherry, oak and lake views, 4 km. Away from the city, in Aposkepos. Each of the 10 rooms are individually decorated with wooden furniture and elegant wallpapers. Unforgettable will remain sour cherry liqueur, which makes the owner, but also a delicious breakfast with locally produced products The renovated guesthouse Stone Pentolvio, the settlement Sidirochori, has kept for himself one of the most beautiful balconies of Kastoria, at 1,100 meters altitude, with great views of the lake and the lakeside villages. You will sleep in rooms dressed in earthy colors, elaborate wood mirrors and heavy carved beds, while on your balcony will unfolds in front of you all the splendor of nature and landscape
The 54 spacious rooms and 7 suites of chic Esperos Palace, just outside the city, combine design and luxury with relaxed atmosphere. A good reason to stay here is the sparkling spa, with built hammam, sauna and indoor heated swimming pool bathed in daylight
Start your acquaintance with Kastoria in the best way: by making the tour of the lake of Orestiada on foot or by bike, watching the old sycamores and willows drooping above the lake, diving birds and fishermen rowing standing . Essential stops in -skarfalomeno onto vracho- Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos, in the Virgin church Mavriotissa and the Cave of the Dragon with the impressive stalactites. Lunch in one of the most beloved taverns of Kastoria, at the city entrance.
The Stage Of Getting started 46 years ago as a hangout for soldiers of the nearby camps and since then a constant value for the locals. You will eat their famous pork shank, pork in a pot, pork with plum sauce and other delicious meats
Anxiolytic walk in Kastoria streets of old neighborhoods and Apozari Doltso, with scattered Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and stately mansions. The glorious past of the city deleted graphically in the 17th and 18th century houses, which were built by famous Macedonians and continental builders. The rich furriers traders returning from Europe bringing their furniture, decorations and fresh ideas, decorate the interiors with paintings and placed impressive fretwork ceilings, closets and fireplaces. Look for the family mansion Nerantzia Aivazi that operates as a folklore museum to see, among others, the shop where sewn fur clippings with the spear.
Stop for coffee at Spinner alternative cafe and favorite hangout hip locals on the north side of the lake, the fishermen. Rakomelo snaps are their own production
Dinner with seafood risotto or juicy T-bone with crust tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan on bistrot-restaurant Grados, on the north side of the city, next to the lake. Strong point of beers from all over Europe
Drinking on the comfortable leather sofas cosmopolitan bar-restaurant Nautical Hall, Old Club Nautical Club Kastoria. Above the lake and with wonderful views of the city. Often performed and events with artist.