Top 12 Best Things to Do in Naoussa, Greece

What are the top tourist spots in Naoussa?

Naoussa Old Port by Line Lasserre via Wikimedia cc

Naoussa Bucket List: 15 Best Places to Visit in Naoussa, Greece

The small and quaint village of Naoussa offers plenty of beautiful beaches, such as Kolymbithres Beach and Lageri Beach. There are also many best things to do in Naoussa, Greece, from luxury hotels to waterfront dining. So if you’re into exploring the beauty of the Cyclades, check out the 12 best things to do in Naoussa, Greece.

1. Naoussa Old Port

Naoussa Old Port by Line Lasserre via Wikimedia cc
Naoussa Old Port By Line Lasserre – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, cc

The first best thing to do in Naoussa is to explore the Old Port, where numerous fishing boat docks. Strolling around the waterfront allows tourists to watch mackerels sun-dried and is the perfect place to dine for authentic Greek cuisine.

2. Church of Agios Antonios

Cyclades Paros Marpissa Agios Antonios by rene boulay via Wikipedia cc
Cyclades Paros Marpissa Agios Antonios By rene boulay, CC BY-SA 3.0, cc

One of the most significant structures in the village of Naoussa, the Church of Agios Antonios, features a traditional whitewashed structure lying near the waterfront. Locals believed that the church patron Saint Anthony the Great, watches and protects Paros Island.

3. Venetian Castle of Naoussa

The Venetian Fortress near port of Naoussa, Paros by Zde via Wikipedia cc
The Venetian Fortress near the port of Naoussa, Paros By Zde – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, cc

Also located at the beautiful port of Naoussa, the Venetian Castle was constructed in the 15th century by the Sommaripa family to protect the village from pirate attacks. It originally had two towers but some parts submerged into the sea over time.

4. Naoussa Byzantine Museum

Painting inside Paros: Byzantine Museum by Chris-45 via Flickr cc
Painting inside Paros: Byzantine Museum by Chris-45 via Flickr cc

Located at a former Catholic school in Naoussa, the Byzantine Museum is in the centuries-old structure of the Agios Athanassios monastery. The museum holds Byzantine and Post-Byzantine works of art such as Venetian sculptures, Roman artifacts, 12-century religious icons, wooden vessels, and local paintings.

5. Moraitis Winery

Moraitis Winery photo via FB Page
Moraitis Winery photo via FB Page

A go-to place for the wine connoisseur and aspiring ones, the Moraitis Winery offers informative vineyard tours about wine cultivation history and different types of grapes that only grows in the Cyclades. Founded in 1910 by Manolis Moraitis, the winery is the ideal place if you’re into wine tasting.

6. Mycenaean Acropolis

Mycenaean Acropolis by Olaf Tausch via Wikipedia cc
Mycenaean Acropolis By Olaf Tausch – Own work, CC BY 3.0, cc

If in search of adventurous things to do in the village, hiking up the Mycenaean Acropolis will give you picturesque views of Naoussa Bay. The ruin is an archeological site in Greece, lying atop the Koukounaries Hill, constructed in 1200 BC.

7. Kolymbithres Beach

Kolympithres beach outside Naoussa, Paros - Greece by Smtunli via Wikipedia cc
Kolympithres beach outside Naoussa, Paros – Greece By Smtunli, Svein-Magne Tunli – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, cc

After hiking the Mycenaean Acropolis, cool off at Paros’ most beautiful attraction, the Kolymbithres Beach, which will surely mesmerize you. The beach is known for its smooth granite rocks extraordinarily shaped like sculpted. It’s divided into small sandy coves ideal for diving or lounging.

8. Lageri Beach

Lageri Beach by rene boulay via Wikipedia cc
Lageri Beach By rene boulay, CC BY-SA 3.0, cc

While there are many beaches on Paros Island, Lageri Beach is one of the best on the island and across the Cyclades. Located on Naoussa Bay’s eastern side, Lageri Beach, dubbed the Nude Beach, is a go-to for adults and gay couples.

9. Paros Park

Park Paros in Greece by Marco Verch via Flickr cc
Park Paros in Greece by Marco Verch via Flickr cc

Paros Park is a must-visit in Naoussa, offering picturesque views ideal for weddings. The 800-acre park has 3-main trails with spectacular cliff views and a Lighthouse for sunset watching. They also host concerts, theatre, and movies on the outdoor amphitheater with the sea backdrop.

10. Kapopoulos Fine Arts Paros Gallery

If you’re visiting Naoussa for a day, the Kapopoulos Fine Arts Paros Gallery is a must-stop as it is only near the bus terminal before entering the town. The gallery features a contemporary art collection from established and aspiring young Greek and foreign artists.

11. Sante Cocktail Bar

Sante Cocktail Bar photo via FB Page
Sante Cocktail Bar photo via FB Page

Known for its cocktails and coffees, the Sante Cocktail Bar is one of the best drinking spots in the Naoussa traditional alleys. The bar is under the shade of a Eucalyptus tree, offering exceptional cocktails and a great atmosphere, the perfect nightlife spot.

12. Zefi Hotel

Zefi Hotel and Suites Paros Island Greece
Zefi Hotel and Suites Paros Island Greece

Get the most out of your stay in Naoussa by booking a room at Zefi Hotel. The hotel is a romantic and charming sanctuary, featuring Cycladic architecture, an outdoor pool, and rooms with Jacuzzi, located around a 6-minute walk from the beach.

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References

  • Kralj, (2018), GREECE HOLIDAYS: TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN NAOUSSA, PAROS, Pipeaway
  • (2018), Naoussa, Paros – Pretty as a Picture and So Much More, Stelia Mare

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