In the bay of Naoussa, the Koukounaries stand out, a rocky citadel, which was probably inhabited by a refugee population during the last Mycenaean period and was destroyed by an earthquake. The cyclopean fortification served mainly as a support for the multi-storey building, which was located on the top of the hill and had corridors and large warehouses. Valuable objects and skeletons of trapped people were found in the ground floor rooms. A geometric settlement was later founded here, in which life continued in the 6th century. p.X. with the construction of the temple of Athena around 700 BC.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou