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Kouros Statue

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Address: Apollon, Greece

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A good piece of history

This statue is the biggest statue in the world made out of marble. It dates back to 6th century BC and its not finished. It is left where it was built. It was planned to put in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Before entering Apollonas, at the mountainside, you will see road markings leading you to the well known gigantic Kouros, an unfinished statue of Apollo, 10,5 meters tall, from which the village takes its name. The kouros is not right on the street, you'll have to park and walk a very short distance.

Thank BurgerQueen78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This Kouros can be found near the village of Apollonas on the north side of island, and can be easily reached from the road, where the site is signed, though there is no parking, you can park by roadside, and then climb uphill some maybe 30 meters, following the stony path. No tickets, no cafes, nothing else than a magnificent... More 

Thank Superkatt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a fascinating piece of history lying just meters from the side of the main road connecting Apollonas to Naxos Town. The statue of a young male is massive and is dated at 6 century BC. It is probably unfair to a guide to say that they didn't know why it was deserted in this location. In terms of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

As part of a coach tour this unfinished statue adds interest but don't make a journey only to see it. You approach it up about 30 steps, once you get to the statue, smaller steps take you up above the head. What a pity it was abandoned, I suppose we'll never know why, or least our tour guide didn't.

Thank ValEqHK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The unfinished statue at Apollonas dates from around the 6th Century BC. It lies horizontally along the ground and is about 10.5 meters in length. Archaeologists believe it was meant to depict the ancient Greek God Dionysus.

Thank Kvalitetsreise
San Clemente, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Kouros is a large statue that seems to have never been completed. I wish there was some information at the site which is un attended with much graffiti. It is a bit of a walk but there are steps for most of the way. If you plan to stop, bring some information about the history of the statue to... More 

Thank jimcinsc
Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Ireally would have liked to give this a higher rating but then i read some of the other reviews and something obvious but me..this is a stunning example of ancient art.. Yet it is left completely exposed and unprotected both to the elements and to any vandal with a can of spay paint or a hammer.. It is a shameful... More 

Thank Babiskiss
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This statue is the biggest statue in the world made out of marble. It dates back to 6th century BC and its not finished. It is left where it was built. It was planned to put in front of the Demeter Temple. It was also interesting to know that the all marble crafting begin in Naxos and all marble of... More 

Thank Emre Ş
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The size is remarkable and one only wonders how they were planning to get it erect and transport it and to where. It does not take too long to get up there (there are some tricky, slippery steps though, and as usual no handrail), but it's an impressive sight, reminding people of the glory of Naxos back to ancient times!

Thank Deborah B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The statue is lieing on the top of the hill above the village of Apollonas. It's a nice spot to look over the village and the bay

Thank Ilan S

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