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From Thessaloniki: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

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34 reviews

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Thessaloniki: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 48.45 per person

Discover the birthplace of Alexander the Great on a magical journey through time to Pella. Visit the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Macedon at Vergina and more.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup is available from the majority of hotels in Thessaloniki and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time.


  • Explore the birthplace of Alexander the Great at Pella
  • Visit the ruins of the first capital of Macedon at Vergina
  • See the stunning mosaic floors depicting scenes from Greek mythology
Full description
Following early morning pick-up from Thessaloniki, journey by luxurious air-conditioned bus to the village of Pella. Visit the archaeological site and museum to see the stunning remains of the historical capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon and birthplace of Alexander the Great. Look at the impressive mosaic floors that used to decorate the grand mansions, including depictions from Greek mythology of the Deer Hunt, the Abduction of Helen, the Rapture and the female warriors of the Battle of the Amazons (Amazonomachy). Continue to Vergina, best known as the site of Aigai, the first capital of Macedon. Spend approximately 1 hour in the extraordinary museum, where artifacts of incredible beauty excavated from the archaeological site are on display, along with the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II. Depart Vergina at 04:00 PM and return to Thessaloniki late in the afternoon for an estimated arrival time of around 05:30 PM.
  • Transportation by luxury bus
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Pick-up/drop off service from/to central points in Thessaloniki
  • All taxes
  • Entrance fees (€20 per person, *half price during winter season)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • The visit to the museum and archaeological site of Pella is approximately 1.5 hours
  • The visit to the museum in Vergina is approximately 1 hour
  • The return to Thessaloniki is at around 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  • There will be a lunch break of approximately 70 minutes
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4.3 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Picked up from Galerius Arch by a long hair lady tour-guide from Keytours/Filos Tours at 8.35am. She apologized for the 10 mins late due to another UK couple having problems. We went on 13/5, Friday and there were only 6 of us in the minibus. After some 45 mins, we arrived at Pella Archaeological Museum, paid 8 euros. The visit was nice, however, Vergina (12 euros) was the highlight! In between, we had a one hour lunch break in Vergina and there were some 4 restaurants, reasonably priced! We had 6 days in Thessaloniki and did only one day tour but we felt this tour was really worth it for 7-8 hours of fun.

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May 15, 2022

Extraordinarily well organized and led by a very professional guide

An extremely well organized trip to Pella and Vergina. Our guide was exceptionally well prepared to inform us about all aspects of life in the Hellenistic period and of ancient Macedonia in particular. Superb museums, and above all Philip the Second's grave. An absolutely memorable experience that will stay with us for many, many years.

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June 21, 2019

Great tour, great guide, great museum and achaeological sites.

First let me say unlike the tour I had to Meteora, I have no negative comments for this one. First, the Guide, Demitra (SP?), was exceptionally knowledgeable of the contents of the museum and sites and was also professional in keeping the group together and on schedule. The bus was on time from start to finish. The graves and the museum over them was incredible. Even the lunch stop was good.

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May 20, 2018

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