Pirate festival in Naoussa

Naoussa’s turn for a firework display and whilst not on the same scale as the extravaganza in Parikia nine days earlier, well worth a visit, as thousands pack the town’s small harbour and twisty little streets on a day that “celebrates” the invasion, in 1537 of the pirate Barbarossa. After the re-enactment of the invasion with a fleet of torch lit fishing boats, almost needless to say, much eating, drinking and dancing follows.