Built in a sheltered and safe bay of northeast Paros, Naousa is the second most populated settlement on the island. Until a few decades ago it was just a small fishing village, but with the rise of tourism Naousa has become one of the most important tourist resorts and destinations of the Aegean.
At the same time, it has one of the largest fishing fleets in the Cyclades, which shows that despite the tourist development, the locals have not left the main occupation of the area which for centuries is the fishing activity.
What are the sights of Naousa, Paros?
Some of the most important sights of Naousa are:
- the Folklore Museum of Naousa where the remarkable collection of Dr. Othonas Kaparis is exhibited. That which includes a library and rich photographic material
- the ancient wall and part of the castle that survives until today
- the historic Monastery of Agios Athanasios in Protoria with icons of the 12th and 13th century
- the archeological site of "Koukounaries" where a Mycenaean palace of 1200 BC was discovered