Travel in Naoussa, the lady of Central Macedonia
At the foot of Mount Vermios, built in an amphitheatrical way and with an open view to the fertile plain of Imathia, is Naoussa, a picturesque and historic city and one of the most beautiful in Northern Greece. Surrounded by high mountains and with the river Arapitsa crossing its centre, Naoussa claims a place in your heart, as its natural beauty, its rich historical and folklore tradition and its interesting gastronomic scene, make it a travel destination, ready to excite and charm everyone.
Get to know the special architectural beauty of Naoussa through walks in its picturesque districts with the imposing stone-built mansions highlighting, ideally, their refined architectural profile.
A labyrinth of narrow streets leads to the Municipal Park of the city, an oasis of relaxation and recreation, which manages to undoubtedly move everyone with the monument dedicated to the heroic women of Naoussa, reminiscent of glorious pages from the historical past of the city. Churches and monasteries leave their mark in the area, with the church of Timios Prodromos being an ecclesiastical jewel of Naoussa, while the Museum of Wine and Vine, as well as the Watermill, located at the entrance of the city, reveal important aspects of local tradition and history. Finally, the excursions to Mieza with the school of Aristotle, the glorious Macedonian tombs in Lefkadia and the paradise grove of Agios Nikolaos, will ideally complement a special collage of images and experiences that Naoussa generously offers.
Food and local cuisine
Naoussa has a rich gastronomic scene, with local specialties from pure local products. Try dishes such as manza, (with fried peppers, potatoes, eggplants and zucchini in tomato sauce), gabav fish (a classic meze for tsipouro), meatballs with brine, trahana, local pasta petoura, sarmada and fasou. Excellent meat, a wide variety of vegetables and amazing desserts are offered (mustopita, mustokouloura and grakliani (baklava, with sesame oil, walnuts and must honey). Famous are the fruits of the region, the mushrooms and the wine sour black.
When to visit Naoussa
Visit Naoussa all year round, depending on your activities and interests. In the spring and summer period, enjoy unique routes in nature. In winter, combine the trip with a visit to the ski resorts 3 5 wells and Seli. During the Carnival period, see up close the special customs and traditions of the area, which will amaze you.
How to visit Naoussa
Moving from/ to Naoussa
Go to Naoussa by car. The city is 90 km away from Thessaloniki and 510 km from Athens. Reach Veria and then move on the Veria-Edessa road, to the height of Naoussa. With intercity buses, which run daily to the area, but also by train.
Transportation in Naoussa
Transportation in the city is ideally done by private car or through the public transport network. City buses and taxis connect the neighborhoods of the city with the wider area, while the city is also suitable for walking routes.