Paros Venetian Castle

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Location: Naoussa

The Venetian Fortress of Naoussa in Paros: The Venetian Fort of Naoussa is located in the old port and it is the most characteristic spot of the lovely settlement.
Initially 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 surveilling the Aegean Sea and, due to its architecture, it was very difficult for enemy ships to approach the port where commercial ships used to moor.

Nowadays, just a part of this fort has been preserved; namely, a half-submerged watchtower that is connected to the mainland with a short path.
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 lie lovely bars and fish taverns. In the past, Venetian storehouses were situated at the location of these establishments.
After the Venetians, the fort was conquered by the Russians and then by the Ottomans until Greece was freed from the Turkish yoke.

How to get there

The Venetian Castle is located in the village of Naoussa.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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 booking your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Venetian Castle and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transport: 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 at 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.



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