Naoussa Byzantine Museum in Paros
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.
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.