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Vassileos Konstantinou 32, Naoussa, 59200, Greece
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Vassileos Konstantinou 32, Naoussa, 59200, Greece
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Carnival & Sacrifice Site

The ideal (season) time for visiting Naoussa is undoubtedly the Carnival period. It is then that the traditional, well known carnival is held in town, during which the custom of “Genitsari and Boules” it revives. The clothing, the grouping, the adoration, the itinerary, the musical repertory, the dances, the barrel organs and the participants preserve the same rules through centuries.. For further information and exclusive photos visit the Palea Poli Calendar. Don’t miss visiting the “Stumbani” site, the place of sacrificed women in the holocaust in 1822, where the statue of a Naoussean woman with her children in her arms, stand out. In February 1822 Naoussa was the site of a rebellion that was put down by the occupying Ottoman forces in April. At ``Stoumbani`` nine woman of the town valued freedom above life itself preferring to be thrown together with their children into the rushing waters of the Arapitsa, the river that runs through the city of Naoussa, than be enslaved again. In their honour Naoussa is now called ``Heroic town of Naoussa.``
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Museums

Naoussa ’ s museums offer you the glimpse into the Naoussa story as seen through the eyes of the Naousseans themselves. Delve into the tradition of the “Boules” or get to grips with why Naoussa was willing and able to take the last stand against the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. Just stroll through their doors to piece together a story you can learn from.
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Museums

Naoussa ’ s museums offer you the glimpse into the Naoussa story as seen through the eyes of the Naousseans themselves. Delve into the tradition of the “Boules” or get to grips with why Naoussa was willing and able to take the last stand against the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. Just stroll through their doors to piece together a story you can learn from.
Reclothing a reborn nation

Textile Industry

Textiles became the industrial powerhouse of Naoussa, employing 4,500 alone. So large was the industry that it was called Manchester of the Balkans. The first spinning mill in Greece and the Balkans was erected there in 1874 from which a nation could not just adequately, but proudly cloth itself once again. The factories have closed now, but their history, impact and even their buildings continue to live on and shape today's story of the town. Read more about this fascinating period in Naoussa's history from the town's mayor, himself.
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