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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

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Address: Imathia, Vergina 59031, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2331 092347
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Wonderful museum

A spectacular museum built into the burial mound. Tombs are impressive as is the collection of gorgeous silver and gold artefacts. Information in English is good. Such a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A spectacular museum built into the burial mound. Tombs are impressive as is the collection of gorgeous silver and gold artefacts. Information in English is good. Such a wonderful atmosphere in the dark museum. Spent two hours plus and learnt so much about King Philip and that era. Took buses from Thessaloniki. Bus 12 from near our hotel to the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

One of the best on site museums that I have ever visited. All the tombs have been rebuilt in their original place , and the darkness inside the museum creates a really mysterious atmosphere. You should ask for a guided tour, the information, the explanations for the exhibits and the story telling are unique. The golden findings are astonishing. Absolutely... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Not much from the outside, a little hill with 2 small tunnels. As you enter the museum, the rich contents and the actual tombs were exceptional. The fine works of gold, ivory etc were unbelievable. We were briefed by our Thessaloniki guide and did not hire another guide for the museum. The video presentation was very informative giving us a... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Magnificent site. Wonderful Museum with excellent informati on. You will need at least three hours to admire the superb finds of this rather recent discovery.

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Kateríni, Pieria, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum is magnificent. You can actually walk around the tombs of those glorious Macedonian kings and queens - the underground walk is actually quite spiritual. The new museum is under way - but even now, all the magnificent artifacts are breath-taking.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A must. I am not exactly an amateur of Museums. But this one I visited already 4 times. You pay 8€ entrance fee. The entrance and exit consist of a short tunnel. There are no waitings queues - even if the place in front of the entrance is crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This museum is breathtaking! You can approach two of the tombs really close and see from above two others. You can see all the items found inside the greatest and wealthiest tomb including the golden larnax and crown of Phillip the II. You must visit this museum. The price is 8 euro the normal ticket and 4 euro the deducted.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Made a brief detour during a business trip to visit the museum. Didn't have the time to visit the entire area and the grounds. The museum is a jewel. It is easy to navigate. It has exceptionally beautiful displays of the items found in the tombs. The lighting was a bit low. Not sure if this was due to an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have certainly never experienced anything like it. Iis like to be there at the time that all these things happen not to mention that you feel so proud to be greek .Everything in the tombs was the best available at that time and still today it leaves anyone breathless.We hired a very good tour guide and i believe is... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I don't think this archeological museum has a single rival in the world. I have certainly never experienced anything like it. To walk into Phillip's world, to walk among his things, to see the royal armour, the most beautiful gold artifacts of that time, to be right there outside the magnificent doors of his tomb, walking through the walls hewn... More 

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