Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina
(4.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
See the tombs of Macedonian kings, including Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). Built around an ancient burial ground inside a large earth mound, the museum is uniquely constructed to protect the tombs while exhibiting artifacts and showing the burial ground as it was before the excavations. Explore the four tombs and artifacts on display, and don't miss the only surviving examples of ancient Greek painting; one depicts the rape of Persephone and the other a hunting scene. The site is accessible via car and bus, but be sure to check bus timetables prior to your departure. Note that photography is not permitted inside the museum. Use our Vergina trip generator to arrange your visit to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and other attractions in Vergina.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great atmosphere, low lighting with staff willing and exhibits unique ... And descending in the tomb of King Philip ... Shudders ... Every Greek should visit ...
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  • beautiful, well maintained and well structured Museum which allows you to see up close the tombs of Philip of Macedon and his son Alexander the great. too bad they do enter. A note of demerit for the managers of the Museum, causing imminent closure they didn't see the video explanation suggesting watching it online like from attached indication on the slip of paper. When the time would be enough at least for a good portion do see instead.
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  • We planned this visit because I happened to see some of the exhibits of the 1978 when discovered by Professor Andronicus. The entrance of the Museum is not proeidiazei anything from what I seen someone on the inside. Has maintained the shape of the Tomb (tuba). Internally there are all findings arranged in showcases with appropriate explanations. The documentary also projected in a specially designed Chamber that the visitor. The most impressive is the tomb of Philip with the great entrance. I find that with browsing in this live unique moments and transported in those seasons.
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  • Absolute "must see". This isn't just a very important archaeological site but also well presented. It has a bit of an Indiana Jones feel to it as you go underground, breathtaking if you have read a bit of history. Make sure you park in the designated parking area, not much of a walk but makes everyone's lives easier. Also try to avoid the tourist trap restaurants nearby. The fields around the site are full of fruit trees. Feel free to help yourself to anything hanging over the road, by law available to all. ; )
  • Absolutely stunning view into the ancient world. The tombs are impeccably preserved, the story is well told, and the artifacts are truly surreal. The hardest part is removing your jaw from the floor.
  • Great place. We've been with our kids10,14,17 years old we've all enjoyed alot.
  • Archaeological site of utmost importance as it brilliantly showcases the ancient Greek civilization. You will have the opportunity to admire the jaw dropping royal tomb, artifacts and personal belongings of Macedonian king, Phillip.
  • Superb museum amazing artefacts very well explained. And lovely organic cafe Roxani in grounds. Terrific food good prices friendly staff