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As the night falls, it colours nature with the colours of sundown, we are in Naousa again, ready to explore it. The road along the coast, runs in front of the fish taverns and the marvelous ouzo-places, which offer local specialities, as "gouna" (sun-dried, salty fish, ideal as a snack), roast octopus that smells delicious and seafood.
In the edge of the wharf, stands the small church of Agios Nikolaos, the patron of the seamen. At the end of the road, there is the Venetian little port of Naousa and we are in front of one of the most fascinating scenes of our vacations.

The boats roped all around the port, absolutely protected from the north wind of the Aegean Sea while their gentle dandling accompanies our evening open view.
In the edge of the port stand the ruins of Naousas fort which was built by the family of Somaripa, around 14th- 15th century. However, there are many more sights in Naousa and its suburbs. Among them, many churches and monasteries.
You can visit a dilapidated church of 12th-13th century in Protoria, the monastery of Agios Andreas to the south, the monastery of Agios Georgios in Merovigli where you can see icons of 17th and 18th century and the catholic chapel of Agios Athanasios monastery, of 17th century, located in the entrance of the town.
Old icons, of Byzantine and post-Byzantine period can be admired in the Byzantine museum of Naousa that is housed in the church of Agios Nikolaos of Mostratos. Finally, Naousa is known for its traditional festivities that take place here, every summer.

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