Kastoria is a Greek city and it is one of 51 prefectures of Greece in the region of Macedonia. Kastoria it is built on the bank of lake Orestiada. There are 17,038 people living in the city. Kastoria has an old neighbourhood which is picturesque and it is named Doltso. It has nice old houses with particular local architecture.
The name Kastoria means "place of the beavers" which used to live in the lake. These have all been hunted and killed for their fur.
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- Ring, Trudi; Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda (1996). International Dictionary of Historic Places:Southern Europe. Routledge. pp. 361. ISBN 1884964028. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=74JI2UlcU8AC&pg=PA361&lpg=PA361&dq=kastoria%2Bbeaver&source=bl&ots=jtsK9ys0KI&sig=-Rvq6mc1-5ysO7IscVFFAwVmF3E&hl=en&ei=vvGkSpeSKpfs6AO24cTkCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5#v=onepage&q=&f=false.