Pella and Vergina Day Trip from Thessaloniki
Enjoy a tour that will highlight the ancient history of Macedonia and the famous Alexander the Great. Explore the birthplace and ancient capital of the Greek kingdom of Macedonia and prepare to be amazed by the beauty and splendour of the artefacts in exhibit.
You will be amazed, all the while learning important historical facts. Continuation to the archaeological site of Vergina, once the capital of the Macedonian kingdom and nowadays one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Visit of the museum with the Royal tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. Marvel at the beauty and artistic excellence of the exhibits there, and learn the rich history of the Greek kingdom of Macedonia. Later, you will have free time for lunch and return to Thessaloniki.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking excursion attendant
What's excluded :
- The entrance fee to the Museum of Vergina (12€) - museum and the archaeological site of Pella (8€)
- Personal expenses
- Tour-guide to the museum of Vergina and to the museum and the archaeological site of Pella
- Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site at Pella
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Archaeological Site at Pella, Pella Greece
Visit of the archaeological site of Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Vergina, Vergina, Imathia Region, Central Macedonia
The excavation by Professor Manolis Andronikos and his associates under the Great Tumulus of Vergina village in Imathia, Central Macedonia in 1977 brought to light the one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century in Greece. Today’s Vergina (Ancient Aigai), in the foothills of Mt. Pieria, was the first capital of ancient kingdom of Macedonia, called Aigai. The site of the Royal Tombs under a modern roof hosts the main excavation, as well as an exhibition of the major finds from the burials. It is protected by UNESCO as world cultural heritage and comprises a unique discovery of an enormous universal impact. In the same area, inhabited continuously since the 3rd millennium BC, are also the ruins of an acropolis, palace, theater, shrines and private buildings, and hundreds of common graves of an extensive necropolis of the ancient city of Aigai until Roman times.
The exhibition’s shelter has the external form of the Great Tumulus, a man-made mound, while the underground building has been housing since November 1997 tombs and treasures found in them. This sheltered group includes three Macedonian tombs: the intact tomb of Philip II (II) with a hunting scene fresco painting. Intact is also the so-called Tomb of the Prince (III), which may belong to Alexander IV, grandson of Philip II and his son Alexander the Great and another ruined and plundered Macedonian tomb (IV) of the third BC century.
The visitor will also see a plundered a cist family tomb (I), known as the “Tomb of Persephone”, with the incomparable fresco of the abduction of Persephone by Hades and a ruined building named "Heroon", probably used for the worship of the dead royal members buried next door. Some of the major finds exhibited here are the two golden urns, containing the bones of Philip II and one of his wives, two oak and one myrtle golden wreaths worn by the royal dead. On display is also the rare gold-and-purple embroidered cloth, which wrapped the bones of the royal wife, along with her golden diadem of a unique art, two ivory symposium beds, weapons and armor of Philip II, valuable symposium utensils of the royal family and the silver urn of "Prince."
Duration: 3 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We depart to Pella with the bus of Ammon Express along with our friendly trip attendant-archaeologist. Our pick up times and places are as follows :at 08:00 from the White Tower,at 08:05 from the hotel Makedonia Palace,at 08:15 from Aristotle’s Square & Egnatia Street (at the statue of Venizelos),at 08:20 from Capsis Hotel andat 08:25 from The Met HotelThe distance is about 50 km and lasts about 45’.
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Most travelers can participate
- Please notice that extra charges may apply per person or in total of the group for pick-ups from hotels- villas- airbnb outside the proximity of our tour selected pick route. In that case we can provide round trip transfer for customer(s) convenience ad-hoc quoted as per location of customer(s)' property.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.