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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

Imathia, Vergina 59031, Greece
+30 2331 092347
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Vergina
Type: Museums, Cemeteries
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Royal Tombs of Aigai was THE highlight of our entire trip to Greece and Italy. It was pretty incredible reading a mural which tells of how Philip III (Alexander the Great's dad - played by Val Kilmer for anyone that remembers the movie Alexander) was one of the greatest military commanders of the ancient world, always lead his men... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I visited this site on a trip to look at the tombs of Macedonia. This was the first one I visited, and set a very high standard for Greek museums and sites. The museum is a nice temperature, and the exhibits and brilliantly displayed with descriptions in Greek and English. A real must-see for anyone interested in Classics or Ancient... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is an amazing museum, built over the tombs to display the artifacts found within. Greece did a wonderful job of preserving the find, causing one to wish that other countries had done as well in the past with their archeological finds.

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Every single person who visits Vergina must visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai,then you'll understand why Makedonia is only one and only Greek!

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Ioannina, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This museum is the tomb and the temple of the Phillip II, the father of the Alexander the Great. You feel really different when you are inside. It's almost dark and that shadowy ambiance makes you feel more weird. You will definitely start thinking about the discovery of the temple and you will try to guess the feelings of the... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We expected to visit a museum, the kids were not very eexcited but when we entered the tombs...breathtaking. We all felt very proud of our Greek origins and my boys did not want to leave the place, even my six year old. This should be the number one museum in the world.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is how all museums should be. The atmosphere inside is out-of-this-world and descends upon you the moment you enter. I can't think of any better way to present exhibits than this. Definitely worth a visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you are a fan of Philipp II of Macedon and his famous son, you may find this museum and the surrounding sites of great interest. The story itself is amazing - where, how, and why the king was killed, buried, and found. The royal tombs museum - the gold, the armor, the artifacts and the architecture - are impressive... More

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I hate to be a naysayer, but after visiting the beautifully-organized archaeological museum in Thessaloniki with its splendid pieces of gold that were found in nearby tombs, I was slightly disappointed with the Vergina tombs. Yes, the displays were impressive, but they were not well-enough labeled, some of them with missing numbers and others hard to read in the darkness.... More

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Katerina_Nikolaidou, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit...The visit inside the tombs is not permitted for reasons related to the protection of the monuments, as well as the visitors' security. The archaeological site of the palace is only temporarily closed, as we are in the process of restoring the monument. In the near future, the visits to the archaeological site,... More

Palos Verdes Estates, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A delightful and informative side-trip while taking in the sights and tastes of the Naoussa region. The museum is one of the best and the locals are warm and friendly.

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