The Prefecture of Kastoria is situated at the western end of the region of West Macedonia. It borders the Prefectures of Florina, Grevena, Kozani and Ioannina as well as Albania to the west. The city of Kastoria stands in an amphitheatrical position at an altitude of 620 meters above sea level.

Kastoria is built on a peninsula protruding into Lake Orestiada, under the impressive mountains of Grammos and Vitsi. According to the latest census, the Prefecture of Kastoria has a population of 53,483 inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of 20,636 inhabitants. Kastoria is connected to Athens through the international airport “Aristotle” which is located in Argos Orestiko. Access to the Prefecture is now easy and convenient through the Egnatia Motorway. The old highway can also be used as an alternative route.


  • Kastoria – Athens 555 Km
  • Kastoria – Thessaloniki 219 Km
  • Kastoria – Nymfaio 60 Km
  • Kastoria – Prespes 54 Km
  • Kastoria – Petrified Forest of Nostimo 30 Km
  • Kastoria – Prehistoric Lake Settlement of Kastoria 5 Km
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