Ancient Macedonia: Day Trip to Pella & Vergina from Thessaloniki

Discover the history and culture of Macedonia's ancient kingdom with a private tour of the Pella and Vergina archaeological sites. Enjoy the scenic countryside of northern Greece as you make your way to Vergina.

Upon arrival, a guide will lead you through one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world. As the first capital of the ancient Macedonian kingdom, it was originally called "Aegae." Today, you can visit its underground complex of tombs and golden treasures of Alexander the Great and his father, Philip of Macedonia. You'll learn about ancient burying customs, traditions, values, and moral ethics. Enjoy viewing artifacts such as gold jewelry, weapons, and religious symbols.

Then, head north to Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great.

Pella was the ancient capital of the Macedonian kingdom starting in the late 5th century BCE. Archeologists have found interesting artifacts and monuments that enlightened historians about the civilization's everyday life. You'll start in the museum and explore mosaics, silver artifacts, weapons, statues, and maps dating back to the 4th century BCE. Then, you'll roam the nearly 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of ruins at this archaeological site.

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