The large Stoa is the best preserved monument of the classical Greek time and was used up to the second Century AD. Archaeologists claim that the Stoa was especially important in the life of Apollonia because it could look out over the whole area due to its prime location in the centre.

It is about 75m long, with a twin series of marble columns running from north to south, with 17 insets for the display of statues. The lower floor has a perimeter of Dorian columns, while the upper floor was supported by Ionic columns.

It dates from the 3C AD and is an outstanding axample of late-imperial stoa design and construction , and evokes perfectly the mercantile atmosphere and wealth af the ancient city.


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