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Naousa

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Naousa is a city in the Imathia Prefecture of Macedonia Greece. Population 22,288. Is one of the greatest historical and most beautiful cities of Macedonia, built on the eastern foots of the imposing mountain of Vermion.
In 1955, Naoussa was described as a heroic city for its fights and sacrifices for the liberation of the nation.   Thanks to its peculiar natural relief and the abundant local waters of the area, there are areas of great natural beauty in the city of Naoussa, which have been exploited through the development of two poles for attracting tourists: that of Agios Nikolaos park and that of the 3-5 Wells ski resort.  The city is situated west of the ancient Macedonian town of Mieza and the site of ancient School of Aristotelis. The area, according to Herodotus, was where the Gardens of King Midas were situated.

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A: Arapitsa river

by Nikos Biliouris, 620 meters away

Arapitsa river

B: The Heroedes monument

by Nikos Biliouris, 660 meters away

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The Heroedes monument

C: The waterfall of Arapitsa

by Nikos Biliouris, 660 meters away

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The waterfall of Arapitsa

D: Fairyland in Naousa

by Nikos Biliouris, 800 meters away

Fairyland  in Naousa

E: The big waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

by Nikos Biliouris, 840 meters away

In the entrance to Naousa we see a big waterfall from river Arapitsa.

The big waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

F: Waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

by Nikos Biliouris, 840 meters away

In the entrance to Naousa we see a big waterfall from river Arapitsa.

Waterfall in the entrance to Naousa

G: The city park "Kioski"

by Nikos Biliouris, 890 meters away

The city park "Kioski"

H: The square of Naousa 2

by Nikos Biliouris, 920 meters away

The square of Naousa at carnival season with a lot of happenings.The carnival of Naousa is an old Gre...

The square of Naousa 2

I: Tsami Karatasoy Square

by Christodoulos St, 920 meters away

Tsami Karatasoy square, Naousa, central Macedonia, Greece

Tsami Karatasoy Square

J: The square of Naousa

by Nikos Biliouris, 950 meters away

The square of Naousa at carnival season with a lot of happenings.The carnival of Naousa is an old Gre...

The square of Naousa

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