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The square of Naousa 2

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The square of Naousa at carnival season with a lot of happenings.The carnival of Naousa is an old Greek traditional event and attracts many visitors.Men wearing traditional uniforms,dance across the streets of this beautiful Macedonian small town.

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A: Tsami Karatasoy Square

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B: The square of Naousa

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

The square of Naousa

C: Carnival party at Naousa

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D: Genitsari at Town Hall

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E: The Carnival of Naousa

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F: Dressing up the Genitsaros

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G: Arapitsa river

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H: The city park "Kioski"

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The city park "Kioski"

I: Fairyland in Naousa

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Fairyland  in Naousa

J: Genitsaroi and Boules

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