The prefecture of Kastoria is situated in the western end of West
Macedonia. It is adjacent on the north with the prefecture
of Florina, on the south, east and south-east with the prefectures of Grevena
and Kozani, on the south-west
with the prefecture of Ioannina
and on the west with Albania.
The soil of the region is mountainous and the climate is continental
with cold winters and hot summers. The temperature presents great variations between
winter and summer, and during winter it is often below zero so the lake waters
are frozen. According to the latest census the population of Kastoria comes up
to 51.935 inhabitants.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture
of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.