Trip Planner: Europe / Greece / Central Macedonia / Imathia Region / Vergina / Museums / Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
See the tombs of Macedonian kings, including Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.
Create a full Vergina itinerary
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Plan your trip to Vergina
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans in Vergina by other users
6 days in Thessaloniki & Vergina BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ITALY September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 55 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM GREECE December, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Thessaloniki Region & Vergina BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
A masterpiece on museum design for a singular archaeological find. The tombs are in place under a domed museum structure designed to mirror the tumulus. You enter down a ramp into the topmost robbed s... more »
A stunning site which gives you the chills. A must see for those who travel in the area. Too bad the tourist shop is closed. more »
We were traveling with a group of 16 and so our tour company had a special guide that provided explanations as we progressed through the museum. I was so amazed to be able to view the ancient tombs an... more »
The initial feel as you enter the site is underwhelming and slightly confusing as all you can see is a small grassy hill. This feeling only intensifies the awe of what awaits you as you enter the hill down a dark tunnel. As you reach the bottom of the tunnel you turn into a cavernous dark space and laid out in front if you picked out by soft lighting is 2,500 years of unspoilt history and treasure. I could spend hours exulting the exhibition and I won't ruin it for you, but I felt the past come to life and I walked in the foot steps of Alexander the Great and his father Philip II. A must visit site!
The royal tombs of the ancient Macedonians are unique... a must visit site for ancient archaeology....
These are a must see if you're in the area. They won't allow you to access the inside of the tombs like they do in Egypt (these seems to be almost universally true, in Egypt you can go inside most ruins, in Greece you must enjoy from the outside) but there are many amazing artifacts on display, and the tombs outside are interesting themselves.
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. ; )
Indeed a must-see museum of northern Greece. Stunning place with amazing history vibes
Best things to do in Vergina
Side trips from Vergina
Visit for: 4h
Dion Archaeological Park
Visit for: 1h 30min
Visit for: 3h
Visit for: 3h
Archaelogical site of Pella
Visit for: 1h 30min
Traditional Village of Agios Athanasios
Visit for: 1h 30min
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.