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The relationship of the family with the wine stretches back in 1948 when Ioannis and Haralambos Chrisoohoou created their business in Naoussa. In the storefront at 41 Dimarchias str., the company bottled wine and supplied the town with wine, ouzo, brandy and vermouth. Keimis, the son of Ioannis, owner of the winery today, remembers, “…I was still a child…around 4-5 years old when they forced meto trample the grapes. I did not like the feeling because their juice was cold. However, as I grew up my father managed to transmit his passion for the wine to me”. Soon, Keimis realized that he would rather trade wines of his own making.
In 1970 he and his wife Betty purchased several hectares of choice vineyard land in Strantza, on the lower slopes of Mount Vermio, just 4 kilometers outside the city of Naoussa. Wild vines were cultivated in the vineyard. These ones grafted new varieties in 1976 and the first vinifications took place three years later. Naoussa is the capital of the red wine, probably Greece's best-known region for dry wine.
Chrisohoou, like all naousan producers, specializes in Xinomavro while quite recently he strengthened his portfolio with red Syrah. A new generation is already at work in the family enterprise.
In the meantime, a new addition and renovations to the preexisting facilities have created an attractive visitor center with a tasting room and museum. The love of the family for the wine and their hard work, managed to make the 15% of the total production being exported to the markets abroad.
The Tomb of Lyson and Kallikles is a small single-chamber family tomb with inscriptions bearing the names of the deceased. The walls of the chamber are lavishly decorated with painted garlands, weapons, altars and other objects.
The Tomb of Kinch, named after the Danish archaeologist who excavated and brought it to light, has two chambers and is smaller than the Tomb of Palmettes.
The “Tomb of Judgment” is 9 meters long and 9 meters wide. This tomb with the two chambers and the impressive two-storey fa?ade, is one of the biggest known Macedonian tombs.
The two-chamber Macedonian Tomb of the Palmettes has a temple-shaped fa?ade of the Ionic order, a pediment and impressive palmettes.
The Holy Monastery of Timios Prodromos (Venerable Forerunner) of Naoussa is situated into a picturesque and verdurous region amongst Naoussa and Yiannakochori village.
In Nympeo, Mieza, within a pastoral scenery near Kopanos, Naoussa, Philip II founded for Alexander the renowned Aristotle’s school, where the great philosopher and educator taught Homer’s epics, philosophy and pedagogy to the young princ
The archaeological space where the School of Aristotle is found, is almost two and a half kilometers from the city, next to the natural spring of Kefalari in the northern side of the communal road leading from Kopanos to Naoussa.