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Pella - Vergina

A few words ..

Pella was the capital of the Macedonian state from the late 5th and early 4th century BC From the oldest city have excavated the palace, two monumental houses, buying , file etc. The city is organized and expanded during the reign of Philip II and Cassander . Era Acne Pella is the second half of the 4th century , the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC The conquest by the Romans became the 168/167 BC and destruction occurred after earthquake , probably in the first decade of the 1st century . This is one of the most organized urban areas of Ancient Macedonia , which included a trade center , the Agora , which gathers the production activity of Pella and its environs . The architecture reflects the typical Greek house with colonnade in the courtyard and a cluster of palaces. Amazingly mosaics immaculately kept in archaeological site .

Vergina identified with Aigai, ancient capital of the kingdom of Lower Macedonia. Moreover, it was famous in antiquity for the wealth of the royal tombs in the extended necropolis. The first excavations were made in the 19th century but only 1977 Manolis Andronikos unearthed the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus, most important among which was that of Philip II (359-336 BC), father of Alexander the Great, who was considered as one of the most important archaeological finds of the century. Since then, the excavation continues and has revealed a number of significant monuments. The findings from the royal tombs are exposed to a very interesting and original way in the Archaeological Museum of Vergina.



Pella-Vergina (7 hours 220 €)
09:00 Departure from Thessaloniki
10:00 Arrival in ancient Pella and museum visit
11:30 Departure from Pella
12:30 Arrival at Vergina and museum visit
14:00 Departure from Vergina
14:30 Stop for coffee
15:00 Arrival in Thessaloniki



Useful link:Archaeological museum of Vergina Archaeological Museum of Pella

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