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Agios Achilios Prespes...with churches

The island of Agios Achilios is on the municipality of Prespes is 60 km away from Florina, 65 km from Kastoria

The homonym settlement is build on the little Prespa in 853m. altitude and its residents reach 130 with main occupation, farming, fishing and tourism.

As in other settlements of Prespes, in Agios Achilios also a point are the fountains.

The area is also known for the homonym church of the island that is located on the end of 10th century. It is one of the greatest in Greece and for that reason gave its name to the island. Inside the temple we see the tomb of Agios Achilios, where the relic was tranfered from Larisa by Bulgarian czar Samouil.

Valuable monument is also the monastery of Panagia Porfyra (16th century). The faith of the residents of the area is confirmed by the numerous churches that are build on the island.

During the celebration of the temple, there are some events that take place in the island and offer an unique experience to the visitor.


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Accommodation
For your stay in Florina County and Prespes, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Florina, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.


Access
Access to Florina is easy by car through the existing road network.
The best way to explore, wander around Florina and discover its nature and sights is to have your own vehicle.
It is worth visiting places where local tranportation and organized tours do not reach.

Indicative routes and distances from Florina:
Athens: 628 km Route Map. The road route from the center of Athens (Syntagma sqr) to Florina. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
Thessaloniki: 192 km Route Map. The road route from Thessaloniki to Florina. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
Patras: 431 km Route Map. The road route from Patras to Florina. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
Ioannina: 221 km Route Map. The road route from Ioannina to Florina. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there
Preveza: 308 km Route Map. The road route from Preveza to Florina. The distance in kilometers and time that you will need to get there

For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.


Entertainment
For your entertainment a great role will play the good variety of food as you will find plenty traditional taverns in the area, with local products, made in a traditional way.
In the area of the ski center there is a chalet, that besides all those that offers,  provides also a marvelous view.


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