Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina

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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. Find out how to plan Vergina trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • The idea of placing inside a large mound Royal tombs and what they found is fantastic, creating (with the help of soft lighting) exciting atmosphere. We visited early and with few people will really appreciate the Majesty of the place. Beyond the graves (of which you see basically only the front ports) is awesome exposure of exhibits some really great. Worth up to this town to see this baby.
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  • The museum of Vergina is highly recommended and is the must see place in Northern Greece. The findings are fantastic and the concept of the museum keeping the initial form of the hill is really innova...  more »
  • Many incredible gold and marble treasures, you will be amazed. Philip II was son of Hercules, or so he said, so they assassinated him at his daughter’s wedding for claiming to be equal to the 12 popul...  more »
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  • A surprise to find such a gem. The museum is very well displayed and organised. Some beautifully displayed artifacts from such an important find literally right underfoot. Only 12 euro entry fee for adults (6 euro for pensioners and children) at the time we visited. There is a 15 minute film which takes you through the history which you can sit and watch. Amazing to be able to see the tombs facade as they were originally built. Not your typical museum where you have to walk through the gift shop at the end. This is housed separately so you can choose to visit if you want. A must see for people interested in Greek history especially King Philip II.
  • Immaculately presented museum of the tomb of Philip ll and associated tombs set within the actual tumulus. The gold caskets and other artefacts are very well preserved and presented with explanatory notes. There's a useful film of the history and discovery of the site. Sadly the little shop is closed for no apparent reason.
  • Excellent morning wandering around. Lots of very informative details and amazing ruins. Well worth the vist
  • I absolutly love this museum. This is far the best experience of my life. It was the most expensive from my journey and believe me..i saw a lot of them..but i enjoyed it! The way they present everything and the fact that it is right in the place of the discovery brings so much emotion to the place. Believe me, you will be amazed by what is inside! You are not alowed to take pictures but the memories it gives will forever stay with you. Go see it!
  • Marvelous site. The price of the ticket is quite expensive (12 Euro per adult) but the place is well maintaned. Worthy.
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