Identical element that composes the distinctive character of this Macedonian city.
The lake of Kastoria, or officially lake Orestiada, is without any doubt one of the most beautiful lakes of Greece. It has been declared as a Monument of Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture and it is a part of the European environmental protection network "Natura 2000".
The area covered is more than 28 square kilometers, it is 630 meters above sea level and its maximum depth is 10 meters. The lake is supplied with water from streams and several sub-lake sources, while it is considered the second most productive lake in terms of fish in the country.
Apart from the beauty the lake adds to the city of Kastoria, it is also a very important wetland since a significant number of aquatic mammals, as well as more than 150 species of birds, live here. Some of the birds use the lake as an intermediate stop during the migration period, while others have the lake as a permanent home.
It is highly recommended to all the visitors of Kastoria to spend some time walking next to the lake and just relax with the incredible views. Another choice is to take the boat of the Municipality and go around the lake. For those who are more active and like water sports, there are options like rowing, surfing, sailing, or water skiing.
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