Naoussa that used to be a fish village is located in the north part of the island 10km from the capital. It is built around a beautiful, safe, little port. This graphic port is a real ornament for the island. For many it’s the most beautiful and picturesque small port of the Aegean sea. For others it’s the heart of the island’s nightlife. Some others though are satisfied with the simple charm of a walk through its narrow paved streets. The only thing for certain is that all people have a reason to visit Naousa again and again.
A stroll in the traditional settlement of Naoussa can be a unique experience. As you walk in the narrow, with pebbles, paths and see the structure of houses and churches, you realize the exceptionality of the beauty of Cyclades. Also you will have the chance for shopping as its shops are characterized for their good taste.
It is worth visiting Saint Athanasios in the west entrance of the village where the Relics Collection of Byzantine and After Byzantine Art of Naousa is housed and also where are the two Folk Museums and the Monastery of Logovarda, just outside of Naousa to the road to Parikia.
The best spot in the town is the small port with fishboats waiting for their captain to sail. In its entrance is located the Enetic castle built in the 14th century. Around the port there are old fish storehouses that now have turned into bars, taverns and restaurants. The heart of the town beats there every night. Locals and tourists entertain in the same spots and as the night goes by they become one and dance in the rhythms of the local music.
From Naoussa you can easily approach the most famous beaches of the island. The closest to the village are those of Saint Anargiri and the consequent beaches of Small and Big Pepper. South of Naoussa is located the most famous beach of the island, Kolibithres. Its carved rocks look like a natural sculpture. Its name is due to this peculiar shape. Moreover, nearby beaches are Monastiri, Lageri and Santa Maria.
In Naoussa you will find many banks, supermarkets, travel agencies and pharmacies. Finally in Naousa you can find all type of accommodation and car rentals.