According to reports, the Holy Monastery Taxiarchon in Naoussa was built in the late 16th century by Saint Theophanis, later the Saint of the City of Naoussa. It was a large Monastery, as one can see by its ruins.
Tradition says that a bear ate the mules that carried the stones for building the monastery. The Saint got angry and used the bear for transporting the stones. After finishing the building, he let the bear free, and cursed so as no bear was to be seen again in the area.
This story is probably an attempt to interpret the absence of bears in the area, although the area abounded of bears in the past. Fortunately these animals have recently reappeared!
Today, a few ruins remain from the building of the monastery and only a chapel stands, built in the early 20th century.