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Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

1. Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

Enjoy a beautiful day in Pella, learning about the ancient past of this area. You depart from Thessaloniki to Pella by a modern bus at 08:00 AM. The distance is about 50 km and the trip lasts about 45 minutes. Reach Pella, where you'll visit the new, modern museum, as well as the Archaeological site with the unique mosaics. Continue to Vergina and visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, which is situated within the borders of the village. Board the bus and drive to a fantastic restaurant for lunch. Savor Greek traditional homemade dishes, before the bus takes you back to Thessaloniki at approximately 3:30 PM. 

From Thessaloniki: Vergina & Veria Full-Day Tour

2. From Thessaloniki: Vergina & Veria Full-Day Tour

Following early morning pick-up from Thessaloniki, enjoy your trip by luxurious air-conditioned bus to the archaeological site of Vergina, best known as the site of Aigai, the first capital of Macedon. Explore the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, protected by UNESCO and considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Our knowledgeable guide will escort you on a journey through the Hellenistic period, visiting the museum, where artifacts of incredible beauty excavated from the archaeological site are on display. After a short coffee break, we will continue our day in Veria, the capital of Imathia municipality, a town well known for its wealthy religious history as St. Paul preached there on his 2nd tour. Admire the interesting Byzantine and Meta-Byzantine churches and temples and don't miss to explore the local cuisine during your free time for lunch. Your last stop is the ancient city of Mieza. You will visit the school of the great philosopher Aristotle where you will have the chance to spot the place where young Alexander – later Alexander the Great of Macedonia – started to receive his first and most important lessons about Philosophy, Morals, Religion and Art. Depart Mieza and return to Thessaloniki late in the afternoon where you will be dropped off at your accommodation at the estimated time of arrival.

Day Trip to Pella and Vergina from Thessaloniki

3. Day Trip to Pella and Vergina from Thessaloniki

Visit Pella and Vergina, the two most important archaeological sites of the Macedonian Empire. Here in these two sites unfolds the great history of two great men and of a great ancient kingdom. Start your day tour from Thessaloniki. After 60 minutes driving you will arrive at Vergina. Vergina was the first capital and was called Aiges in ancient times. Here you will visit the royal tombs of King Philip II father of Alexander the great. Inside the museum/tomb complex burial artifacts such as gold jewelry, weapons, religious artifacts and the Gold Larnax found at the tomb containing the remains of King Philip are on display.   Discover the museum of Pella at the next stop of your trip. Here is the place of birth of Alexander the Great and the capital of the great Macedonian Kingdom. At the newly build museum admire thousands of gold and silver artifacts, mosaics, weapons, statues and maps. Next to the museum is the archaeological site where you will comprehend how big the capital was once when you walk around the 4000 hectar site.  

Vergina: Aigai Royal Tombs Admission Ticket and Audio Guide

4. Vergina: Aigai Royal Tombs Admission Ticket and Audio Guide

Experience The Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app, and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of The Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai. Put on your headphones and explore The Great Tumulus, getting acquainted with the Marble Grave Stele, Tomb IV, and The ‘Heroon’ through the power of storytelling. Discover fascinating historic facts and anecdotes from ancient times. Enjoy the tour content which is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the Royal Graves of Aigai and relate to your surroundings and the exhibits in an entirely original way.

Vergina: Aigai Archaeological Site & Museum Admission Ticket

5. Vergina: Aigai Archaeological Site & Museum Admission Ticket

Visit the first capital of the Macedonian Kingdom, which used to be called Aiges in ancient times. Go at your own pace and make the most of this unmissable opportunity to discover the ancient kingdom of Macedonia with a skip-the-line ticket for the Aigai Archaeological Site and Museum Be amazed by the site’s most important monuments: the fascinating royal tombs of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. These two graves were found undisturbed and lavishly decorated with splendid wall paintings by great and famous artists Explore the museum and tomb complex and admire burial artifacts such as gold jewelry, weapons, religious artifacts, the gold larnax found at the tomb, and the remains of King Philip II on display. It’s a must for those interested in history.

Macedonian Treasures from Thessaloniki

6. Macedonian Treasures from Thessaloniki

A day that combines Hellenistic Period of conquerors and prosperity with the most important pilgrim route of Greece! Our tour will star early in the morning from Thessaloniki center, heading towards the Ancient Vergina or 'Aegae' as per its ancient name. You will get the opportunity to enter into the Tomb of Kind Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. Accompanied by our professional guide you will explore the Hellenic period, starting from the museum where you will admire all the Macedonian treasures and golden art findings form the royal tomb. After a short coffee break, we will continue our day in Veria a town full of religious history. There will be free time to explode the local cuisine during your lunch break. Moving on to our last stop the Ancient city of Mieza , the school of the great philosopher Aristoteles, here you can explore the place where Alexander the Great started to receive his first and most important lessons about Philosophy, Morals , Religion and Art.

Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

7. Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

Experience the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai at your own pace with a combo skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone for the museum. This is also your chance to discover the history as well as a number of fascinating sites that shaped contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of the Royal Graves of Aigai. Do not also miss to discover contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Put on your headphones and discover the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. It is also your chance to explore Thessaloniki with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into contemporary Thessaloniki, the capital of multinationalism and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

From Thessaloniki: Private Road Trip to Pella and Vergina

8. From Thessaloniki: Private Road Trip to Pella and Vergina

Start your day with a beautiful landscape of Macedonia. Your first stop is Pella, the ancient capital town of Macedonia and native town of Alexander the Great. After this, visit Vergina, the place of the Royal Tombs, to see the King’s mausoleum and the famous museum with relics of the Tombs of King Philippos II, father of Alexander the Great. Visit the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world.

Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

9. Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

Day 1: Drive through the fertile plains of the Beotia region, passing the towns of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the archaeological site, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing Meteora complex, whose gigantic rocks rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly (dinner and overnight). Day 2: Visit Meteora and admire the ageless Monasteries perched on top of huge rocks, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the valley of the longest river in Greece, the Aliakcmon. Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece (dinner and overnight). Day 3: In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe's Museum Prize in 2005. The rest of the day is free, to enjoy time in the lively city center (dinner and overnight). Day 4: Spend the day exploring the highlights of Macedonia, first with a stop in picturesque Edessa to see the town's famous waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa to learn about Aristotle's School, the site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Next drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to visit the museum created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Continue a few miles further to Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. Return to Thessaloniki (dinner and overnight). Day 5: Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics decorating the villas from the 4th century B.C. and visit the new Museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion, a city sacred to the Macedonians and situated at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 Gods of Greek Mythology. On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking Thessaly Plain and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, and stop in Thermopylae to see the Leonidas Monument. Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Vergina

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4.6 / 5

based on 206 reviews

Outstanding guide, Janis. with archaeological degree, very congenial and informative, excellent driver, flexible for the group. Good visitation times for Pella and Vergina. Tour or archeological site. Answered all questions. Fascinating visit to the tombs of King Phillip II of Macedonia and his grandson. Special real non touristic Greek restaurant for lunch. Greet gift shop there, Museum books snd… interesting drive back to Thessalonki. Learned about agriculture here. Highly recommend this tour with a smaller group as we had.

Great tour to Ancient Greece. The guide Yannis was super friendly and was happy to answer all questions. During the trip he explained a lot in advance and he was always available in the museums and at the excavation sites. The restaurant at the end was not a must, as you can organize your time freely. There are also several restaurants there. However, we were happy to use it and everything tasted great and the operators were also very friendly. All in all, an absolute recommendation to do this tour.

Your tour guide was excellent he really knew his history of Makedonia and being a historian myself I know Sincerely ZOONEY of ARKADIA...

Yannis was an impeccable guide. The day has flown by. Very interesting tour and well structured day.

It was a great experience, Nikos is an excellent guide. Thank you!