The Museum of Byzantine Art in Naoussa, Paros: The Byzantine Museum of Paros is located at the village of Naoussa, right behind the church of Ekatontapiliani. In this museum, extraordinary artworks are on display from the prehistoric and Roman times and constitute a significant part of the history in the Cyclades islands. Most of the objects of art appear smooth, rigid and like being suspended. The eyes are always large. The backgrounds are most of the time painted golden. The style of Byzantine art was clear and simple.
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The museum is housed inside the renovated monastery of Agios Athanasios, in the western part of Naoussa in Paros. The church hosts some breathtaking frescoes and paintings. Entering the yard, you will see several architectural parts from different sides of the ancient town, statues and other findings. Skillful craftsmanship in woodwork, Roman sculptures and icons painted by the local artists are also available at the museum.
How to get there
The Naoussa Byzantine Museum is located in the village of Naoussa.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Paros transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4540 556, 0030 694 4668 331, 0030 699 9450 800 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Paros with as little as 14 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Naoussa Byzantine Museum and many other places of interest in Paros at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the main port of Paros (Parikia). There are several buses from Parikia to Naoussa during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.