Venetian Castle

Location: Naoussa   

The Venetian Fortress of Naoussa in Paros Greece, Cyclades: The Venetian Fort of Naoussa is located in the old port and it is the most characteristic spot of this lovely town. Originally constructed in the 15th century by the Venetians, the fortress was used as a watchtower for pirate and enemy attacks and as a front line in times of war. Its location was very convenient for surveiling the Aegean Sea and due to its architecture, it was very difficult for enemy ships to approach the close port where commercial ships used to moor.

Today only part of this fort survives, a half-submerged watchtower that is connected to the mainland with a short path. Originally there was a second watchtower that no longer survives. These towers had a large iron gate that made commercial transactions easier. Just opposite the fort of Naoussa, there are today lovely bars and fish taverns. In the past, on the location of these bars, there were Venetian storehouses. After the Venetians, the fort was conquered by Russians and finally by Ottomans.

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