town of Klisoura
town is located in the east part of the prefecture, 32 km from Kastoria.
It is a traditional, picturesque village with dense forests. A walk
along the verdurous paths of the village will reveal you crystal
clear waters, churches and unique natural beauties.
is a place of unique religious monuments, like the Holy monastery
of Panagia of the 15th century, the churches of Saint Demetrios,
Saint Nikolas, Saint Athanasios and Prophet Elia. It is worth visiting
the Ethnological Folklore Museum of Klisoura. It exhibits historic
heirlooms and pictures of great importance.
The famous Vlach
village of Kleisoura is built in a semi-circular fashion on the
steep slope of the Mt. Mouroukio, at the top of the passage used
by trade caravans and at an altitude of 1183m. During the Turkish
occupation, it used to be a significant trading centre and had a
population of 5000 people. Large, two-floor houses, brilliant churches
and a big library (destroyed by fire in 1866) were signs of the
city's great economic and social prosperity. Today, there is hardly
any evidence of this as the city suffered two major disasters; the
first one on November 2nd 1912 by the Turks and the second one on
April 5th, 1944 by the Germans.Then the Germans executed 270 citizens
of Klisoura. In their vast majority they were women and children.
At a two kilometre
distance there is the famous monastery of the Virgin Mary,which
is dedicated to the Birth of the Virgin and has a wonderful gold-plated,
carved wood iconostasis that beauti≠fully illustrates the harmony
of the woodcarving art. In Kleisoura, there are pathways ideal for
a country walk to the surrounding peaks of the Mt. Vitsi and lovely
walks to Nympheo and Vlasti through great beech forests that constitute
a natural habitat for the bear.
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