The word "Naoussa" may be synonymous with the famous, special red wine produced in the area, but the city, which is built at the foot of Vermio, has a great history in the six centuries from its foundation until it met international fame thanks to the cultivation of xinomavro and its winery. The official title by the Greek State as "Heroic City of Naoussa" reflects the historical struggles and sacrifices of its inhabitants, who made a place blessed by nature but also vulnerable to military conflicts stemming from the historical reorganization of the region.
At an altitude of 300 meters, Naoussa exploits the environment over time to grow. For centuries now, the river Arapitsa, which springs a little higher, supplies water to the city and crosses it, while the mountain offers oxygen, and wood, over the fertile plain of Imathia that produces its famous peaches and cherries. The city was a great center of textiles that flourished from the middle of the 19th century and reached the modern years, with traditional craft units that have left their architectural mark on the buildings of the city and are a special attraction the for visitors, who should not skip seeing up close the School of Aristotle at Nymphaeum, the place where the ancient philosopher instructed Alexander the Great.
Full of museums that try to fit the aspects of its historical and traditional life, full of good-natured and hospitable people such as the place that embraces their city, the largest mountainous urban center of the country, Naoussa constantly finds its place as the world changes and overtime is modernized to add modern elements that marry with its history in every era. A place for excursions in the natural parks around it, with the Municipal Park and that of Agios Nikolaos that magnetizes most hikers with its incomparable beauty as one of the most beautiful environmental parks in the country, the two ski resorts (Seli and 3-5 Pigadia), the vineyards and the rare view of the blossoming peaches and cherries that every spring create nature paintings and challenge professional or amateur photographers to capture them.
The 90 km distance from Thessaloniki attracts visitors for day trips from the capital of Macedonia. The square offers two fascinating monuments, the historic "Clock Tower" and the modern "Obelisk" in the City Hall, the alleys next to the two-story houses with the classic Macedonian mix of stone and wood and the courtyards are ideal for a walk that becomes an unforgettable memory, especially Carnival, when the "Boules" (or "Janitsaroi"), the carnival custom that is observed every year, takes over the city offering xinomavro, tsipouro, and delicious appetizers, in the warm places that house the gastronomy of the city with mainly local products.