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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  • amazing place .. This is really the royal necrópolis or royal tombs of Greece ( inside have the tomb of the father of the great Alexander and another people of his family and one of his sons ) all the...  more »
  • Findings in traveling back in time. Kalodiatirimeno Museum and findings! The staff at the visitor's dathesi if you need it!!
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  • A small Museum of other one of a kind. If it included other tombs and artifacts of the area of Goats could attract tourists from all over the world.
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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