Old Port of Naoussa, Naousa, Greece
The old town of Naoussa which is built in the typical style of many Cycladic islands and, like Parikia, consists of small labyrinth stone-paved alleys, old traditional houses with overhanging upper storeys. The labyrinth layout of these towns, and the towns of neighbouring islands, were built in this way to protect the inhabitants from the north winds and also, perhaps more importantly, protection from the invasion of marauding pirates. The town and its surrounding area has a plethora venetian fortof old churches and monasteries.albeit remnants.
With a rich historical past, Naousa reflects both the Byzantine and the Venetian era in the old houses and the historic churches in the region. Worth seeing is the local Folk Museum with traditional costumes from Paros and other regions of Greece and the folklore collection which includes a library, a rich photographic archive and some archaeological discoveries. At the Wine museum of the Moraitis winery you can taste local wines
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