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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cemeteries
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Athens, Greece
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The museum is absolutely unique, for it is buit a the exact site of the tombs themselves, literally it is built around the tombs! Especially the tomb of King Philipp the 2nd (father of Alexander the Great) was found unharmed - untouched by any tomb robbers and one can see it within a proximity of 2 meters! All the accompanying... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The site is really unique and rich of culture and history. The museum is really well built around the ancient tombs. It is really worth a visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The site of the Royal Tombs is really impressing. You are able to visit the main excavation and an extremely rich exhibition of the major finds from the burials, all under a modern roof. We were lucky having an experienced guide. There are 3 important tombs: tomb of Philip II with a preserved fresco painting of a royal hunting scene,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were really looking forward to seeing this museum but it was a disappointment. Was very dark and really not much to see that you cannot see in other museums around Greece. The only plus was the tomb entrances on display. Note you can not take photos.

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New York
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

About an hour outside of Thessaloniki, and absolutely worth a visit, is the royal tomb complex...designed to replicate the burial pyre of Macedonian royalty, the museum/tomb is interesting, informative and even fascinating. All displays are in Greek and English. The site is in an otherwise non-descript and dusty town, with the requisite stray dogs as constant companions. Incredibly, the road... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Incredible, deeply moving artifacts and displays. We are looking forward to the new museum at Vergina scheduled to open in 2015 to see more of the treasures that are currently warehoused and inaccessible to the public.

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Kingston on Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were blown away by this amazing 'on site' museum. The structure is actually built over the original tombs. I had to ask just to make sure that I hadn't misunderstood . As a museum it is not too big for those who don't want to get bored on holiday and it packs a real punch in terms of content... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very carefully curated, significant in Balkan (and world) history, and not well known. Very unusual to have this much evidence of such a significant historical figure. Definitely worth a visit - a highlight of a tour in northern Greece.

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Vantaa, Finland
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'm glad my husband was checking the historical sites of the area. After being in the ancient site of Dion, I didn't expect too much, as Dion was a disappointment. But this was totally different! We were staying in Paralia Katernis, so the trip by car to Vergina took us about 1,5 hours - we took the slower, beautiful route... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were fortunate to have added this in our itinerary of Greece - Virgina is located in Central Macedonia and is a two-hour ride from Kalampaka (from where the famed rocks of Meteora can be visited)/ a short flight from Athens. This place assumed significance in 1977, when the Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed the burial tombs of Philip II... More

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