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Kastoria's Private Mansions Throw Open Their Doors to the Public (photos)

Some of the most important mansions in the northern Greek city of Kastoria will throw open their doors to the public during the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Visitors will discover a lesser-known side of the city's cultural heritage and its...

Wild Bears Startle Greek City

  To clap eyes on one bear in Greece would be something to write home about, but motorists near the northern city of Kastoria were startled by a pair of young bear cubs on Thursday. According to eyewitnesses quoted by the...

Famous Lake of Kastoria is Drying Up (photos)

The beautiful lake of Kastoria in north-western Greece is drying up, local environmental groups warn. The prolonged drought in Greece has dramatically affected the lake where the decrease in the water level is huge, they say. Photos published by the local...

Trans Atlantic Gas Pipeline Construction to Start Soon in Kastoria

The construction of the Trans Adriatic gas Pipeline (TAP) in the Kastoria region of northwestern Greece, is expected to start in coming months, according to the mayor of Kastoria, Anestis Angelis. The mayor pointed out that the construction will last...

Harrowing Photo of a Young Bear Killed in Road Accident Near Kastoria

A young brown bear was killed when she was hit by a vehicle on the road between Kolokynthos and Mesopotamia near Kastoria, in north-western Greece. According to the environmental organization Arcturos, the accident may have happened during Wednesday night. The animal...

River Party with Live Music at Nestorio, Northern Greece

The 39th River party at Nestorio, Kastoria started on Wednesday on the banks of Aliakmonas river in a green valley that crosses the river. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the party, which is one of the major music...

Border Police 'Lay Down the Law' for Albanian …Herb Tea Smugglers

Border police in Florina and Kastoria have arrested more than seven Albanian nationals in the last month for illegal smuggling in the Prespes region, confiscating more than 200 kilos of contraband goods. Instead of the usual drugs or cigarettes,...

Female Bear Killed in Road Accident Near Kastoria

A female adult bear was reported killed on Tuesday after being hit by a car at the Siatista-Kastoria section of the Egnatia highway, near the junction of Vogatsikos. According to the driver of the car, who emerged unharmed from the...

Murder Charges Filed Against Special Guard Who Confessed to Taxi Driver's Killing in Kastoria

The special guard who confessed to killing a taxi driver in a remote area of Kastoria on Friday afternoon was charged with murder and use of firearms. The 30-year-old policeman requested and received a deadline to prepare his defense...

Two Bears Take a Midnight Stroll at Kastoria City Center

Two young wild bears took a stroll at Kastoria center after midnight on Monday, alarming the residents of the northern Greek city. Nikos Panagiotopoulos, member of brown bear protection group Arcturos and Environmental Protection Society of Kastoria, told AMNA news...