Kastoria by Theano Manoli

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Presentation about my hometown Kastoria North Western Greece.

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Kastoria by Theano Manoli

  1. 1. My hometown, Kastoria an enchanting city!
  2. 2. Location of Kastoria
  3. 3. Origin <ul><li>Greek word κάστορας ( kástoras , meaning &quot; beaver &quot;) (dominant theory) </li></ul><ul><li>Other theories propose: </li></ul><ul><li>Greek word κάστρο ( kástro , meaning &quot; castle &quot;from the Latin word castra ) </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>from the mythical hero Κάστωρ ( Kástōr ) who was honoured in the area </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kastoria History <ul><li>Pre-historic times </li></ul><ul><li>Roman times 200 BC -Celetrum </li></ul><ul><li>Byzantine period –Justinianopolis 13 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Ottoman occupation 1385-1912 </li></ul><ul><li>World War II and Greek Civil War </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kastoria Lake <ul><li>beautiful lake Orestias which is a popular attraction and an important wetland habitat for many birds (pelicans, ducks, geese) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Local produce <ul><li>(wheat, fish, wine, pulses and apples - local recipes) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sights of interest…(a) <ul><li>Fur industry </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sights of interest…(b) <ul><li>Splendid 17 th and 18 th century architecture mansions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sights of interest…(c) <ul><li>Impressive Byzantine churches with frescoes (73) 11th - 13th century </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sights of interest…(d) <ul><li>Local museums (folklore, Byzantine etc) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sights of interest…(e) <ul><li>A prehistoric lake settlement 7.000 years old was discovered there in 1992. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a local museum and a recreation of the old settlement. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sights of interest…(f) <ul><li>The dragon’s cave </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sights of interest…(g) <ul><li>Cultural events: </li></ul><ul><li>Local carnival Ragkoutsaria in January </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sights of interest…(h) <ul><li>Summer music festival </li></ul><ul><li>River party near Grammos mountain and Aliakmon river </li></ul>
  15. 15. Unique place because… <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoVr0PKqiqk </li></ul><ul><li>Kastoria is one of the most traditional picturesque and interesting cities of Western Macedonia. It has incredible natural beauties, which make it the perfect travel destination all year round. </li></ul><ul><li>Kastoria is the ideal destination for the lovers of sports and nature and photography </li></ul><ul><li>Local people offer warm hospitality </li></ul>
  16. 16. More photos…
  17. 17. Useful Links <ul><li>http://www.kastoriacity.gr </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kastoria.gr </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.greektourism.com/travel_guide/regions/macedonia/kastoria/index.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.culture.gr/maps/macedon/kastoria/kastoria.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuBt9mPhdY8 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you! <ul><li>Theano Manoli </li></ul>

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