VERNO (Mountain) FLORINA
The mountainous complex of Vitsi with the dense beech forests, the rare fauna and flora, constitute one of the most interesting destinations of the visitor in Kastoria. The region has remained untouched by the human activity and maintains the unique beauty of the wild nature. The area, with its exquisite geomorphology and its picturesque neighbourhoods, is a treat place ofro walking and sightseeing. Vitsi is protected on a national level as a shelter for games and constitutes an ideal biotope for the menaced species of bear.
On the mountain Vitsi and in a distance of 22 km from the city of Kastoria there is an organised ski centre. The ski centre is situated on the road that leads from Kastoria to Florina, on the north side of the village Polykerasos. The road asphalt paved and it is cleared from the snow.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.
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