Apollonas Kouros, Naxos

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The Kouros of Flerio is 4.7 metre long statue (Kouros) of white Naxian marble, located in a village garden in, a small village on Naxos, one of the Cycladic islands, in Greece. A second, similar kouros is located in a quarry near Melanes. They each weigh between 5 and 7 tonnes. The largest kouros on Naxos at 10.45 metres long is the Kouros of Apollonas, which weighs 80 tonnes.
In most cases, kouros statues are depictions of naked male youths with their arms at their sides. Kouroi were created during the Archaic period in the 7th and 6th centuries BC. The Kouroi are the male equivalents of female statues, called Korai.
Both the Kouroi at Flerio are unfinished and made of Naxian marble. They were not completed with fine details, because their feet broke during transport.
Kouros in the garden of FlerioCoordinates:
The kouros of Flerio lies in the shade of a rural garden. The figure is unfinished and had been roughly worked with chisels by ancient stonemasons. This is clear from the many dents, which cover the entire statue. Only the rough outline of the figure is visible. Its arms are at its sides and the lower right leg has broken off - though it still rests next to the kouros. The feet are entirely missing and it is assumed that they have broken off and that as a result the statue was abandoned in transit.
Kouros in the quarry of FlerioCoordinates:
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  • Great to go and see The Kouros of Apollonas, or the Colossus of Dionysus if you are nearby not worth to go just for separate trip. This visit takes just 10-15 minutes. The unfinished statue is a...  more »
  • it gives you a great perspective of how they worked so hard to provide the wonderful artifacts we get to appreciate from more than 2000 years ago, when the US is only 243 years old.  more »
  • Gorgeous statue but neglected place. This side of the island is non-touristy with wild nature. You definitely should visit the monument if you like this kind of exploring too.
  • This site was pretty interesting. A very old partially sculpted statue left incomplete in it's quarry near the village of Apallonas. It is so cool to see the patterns where they cut the block away from the away from the wall!
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