Naoussa’s difficult road

Grigoris Michailos charts the evolution in style and the challenges ahead for Naoussa region in Northern Greece, Macedonia.

Naoussa/Photo by Peter Boccia on Unsplash
Naoussa/Photo by Peter Boccia on Unsplash

Euripides wrote one of his greatest tragedies, ‘Bacchae’, during his final years in Macedonia. In this play, Euripides praises Dionysus Lysios (the ‘loosener’ or the ‘liberator’), the god of wine who was able to help people forget their problems and liberate their souls. The worship of Dionysus Lysios in the region of Macedonia is an indisputable testimony to a place where vines have been grown since that era, 2,500 years ago. 

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