Apollonia lies in a Mediterranean landscape, - the archaeological site covers an area of 2 square kilometres and visitors can roam around a variety of impressive monuments.


What really makes the Apollonia site a signifcant resource are the high cultural , historical and architectural values arising from the fact that the site includes an associated group of buildings with original remains from various civilisations such as Illyrian, Greek, Roman and Medieval periods.


Also, holding with the great interest for the visitors to the Apollonia archaeological site are: Agonoteteve monument (antique municipal), Odeon, Library, Theater, Nimfeu, Surrounding Wall, Villa with impluvium, Roman Villa with mosaics, Temples outside the walls.


The city was dominated from a temple dedicated to Apollo , the god protector of the city . Oriented towards the rising sun, the monument had Doric columns and a Ionic frieze depicting the struggle between the Greeks and the Amazons.

Apollonia was built according to a plan which is in accordance with the octagonal system of Hippodamos. It has a straight, main and secondary road system which creates separate quarters. In the centre of the City a portico was built (agora), a theatre, a monumental fountain, gymnasium etc. The agora of Apollonia is distinguished by the development plan and solid architecture. It has two sides and a floor (70.2x10.50). The protective back wall has 17 wall niches, where the statues were positioned. The inner and exterior colonnade of the first floor has octagonal columns. In the 1st to 3rd centuries AD this city had a second period of intensive building, such as the Agonothetes temple, Odeon, library and several villas decorated with mosaics.


Along the road out of the city to the east are several monumental tumuli in which were buried many generations of the Greek settlers. The discovery of a tomb in a tumulus dating back to the age of the final Bronze demonstrates the importance of the local culture because this technique of burial was unusual for and not attested in the Corinthian world. In the Archaic period, the tombs were in modest form but from the 6th centure BC they became magnified by the descendants of the first settlers who left a lot of rich tomb gifts including vases decorated with red painted figures and precious sarcophagi.

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