Monday 27 March 2017


Ancient Pella & Vergina Royal Tombs tour

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A 6 hour tour which includes two of the most important archaelogical sites of the Macedonian Kingdom in Pella and Vergina.

The trip's first stop is in the city of Pella, which is located in Central Macedonia. It is less than 45 minutes away from Thessaloniki and one of the most popular archaeological destinations in Greece.

Pella was the capital of the Macedonian Kingdom since the late 5th century BC. In the recently structured, beautiful museum we’ll have the chance to see some magnificent mosaics dated back to the 4th century BC and other priceless items of unique Macedonian art.

After leaving Pella we will head to the beautiful village of Vergina and the impressive Royal Tombs at the museum of Aigai. Among other outstanding findings lies the tomb of King Phillip II of Macedonians, father of Alexander the 3rd (Alexander the Great).

It is one of the best museums in Europe while the exhibits displayed pleasantly surprise most visitors!

Highlights

  • Pella
  • Royal Tombs in Vergina
  • Museums of Aigai and Pella

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Tours with an English Speaking Guide
Guided private tour from Thessaloniki | Standard car 1-3 persons €330
Guided private tour from Thessaloniki | Mini Van 1-7 persons €380
Guided private tour from Thessaloniki | Mini Bus 1-18 persons €550

Tours without Speaking Guide
Transfer from Thessaloniki | Standard car 1-4 persons €165
Transfer from Thessaloniki | Mini Van 1-8 persons €220
Transfer from Thessaloniki | Mini Bus 1-18 persons €385

Inclusions:

  • Transportation
  • All taxes

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info:

  • We offer pick-up from Thessaloniki hotels or Thessaloniki's airport.
  • The fees include professional english speaking guide. For other languages extra fees may apply.
  • The tour is fully customizable to your requirements and desires.

Pella

The archaeological site of Pella is located 50 kmh away from the town of Vergina. At the end of the 5th century BC the Macedonian capital was transferred to this location. As a city it was prosperous during the reign of Phillip II (360-336 B.C.) and Alexander III (Alexander the Great).

The extended excavations over a large area reveled precious findings that include several beautiful mosaics, the ancient agora and religious sanctuaries. The museum is located near the archaeological site.

It is the place where all visitors end up while they learn many interesting facts about everyday life in the ancient Macedonian capital.

Vergina

Vergina was known as Aigai during the ancient period of its history, while it was one of the most important cities in the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia.

The archaeological site was first discovered in 1977 by the famous Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos who was in charge of the excavations in Vergina.

The findings were astonishing! Four burial sites were found while three of them is believed to belong in King Phillip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, tone of Phillip’s wives, and finally to Alexander IV (son of Alexander the Great).

By visiting Vergina you’ll have the chance to see the palace, the museum, the acropolis located in the wider area. The Royal Tombs though is by far the most important and impressive destination!

The Macedonian museum is considered one of the most impressive museums in Europe. It is built in the actual site where the tombs were discovered while it hosts some spectacular exhibits like the unique Golden Larnax!

Suggested time of departure: 9:00 a.m.
Distance Thessaloniki-Pella: 45km
Distance Pella-Vergina: 60km

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