Photographer's Note

As I already mentioned in my previous post, Kastoria is a town of great architectonic interest, among others. About 380 houses are declared in a state of preservation, most of them in the beautiful neighbourhood of Doltso. Some of them are dating back from the 17th century, and some are very luxurious mansion (or at least were!). You can see many of them walking around Doltso, among them the most famous are Skoutari, Emmanouil Brothers, Piheonos, Basara, Tziata, Tzotza, Vergou, Natzi mansions, etc. 2 others "Venetoula's mansion" and "Vergoula's mansion" have been converted to beautiful guesthouses.

The problem is that you can see only the exterior of these magnificent buildings. The exception to the rule is the "Nerantzi Aivazi Mansion" of the 18th century, which is converted to Folkloric museun, (in this photo you can see just one room), where you can see the interior of a traditional Kastorian house and learn a lot of the old times "lifestyle". Most important you can enjoy its beautiful atmosphere that offers an unforgetable "time trip".

*** I used DRI method to avoid "burning" in these fantastic stained glass windows***


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Additional Photos by Hercules Milas (Cretense) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5327 W: 74 N: 16998] (68709)
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