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Lake of Kastoria


Greece Travel Guide|Greek Nature

The lake of Kastoria lake or Orestiada, as found by the official name, is one of the most beautiful lakes in Greece and you are directly connected with the character of the town of Kastoria.

It has been declared a "Monument of Natural Beauty" by the Ministry of Culture and officially integrated in the European network of environmental protection "Natura 2000". Its area exceeds 28 square kilometers, located 630 meters above sea level and the maximum depth reaches 10 meters. Supplied with water from streams and several springs ypolimnies and is considered the second most productive fishery in the lake country. Moreover, the area of ​​the lake is a wetland of particular importance as it hosts a significant number of aquatic mammals and more than 150 species of birds some of which overwinter here. When visiting the city of Kastoria in no event be sure to enjoy a stroll along the banks or to choose a boat tour of the municipality. If however you seek a more active contact with this natural monument we suggest you indulge in various sports such as rowing, sailing, surfing and skiing. Each year the city hosts numerous naval and sporting events with top of them international rowing Fights that take place each September.