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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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Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

One of the best experiences of my stay in Greece and one of the best museums I have ever had a chance to visit. Must go for anyone who is at least a little bit interested in Greek/Macedonian history. Entrance was free for students. And luckily we had our own car, since it's not easy to get there. Perfect for... More

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It really is awesome to think that people 2300 years back could accomplish so fine craftsmanship when it came to gold ornaments. Don't get me wrong, the actual tombs , weapons, arms etc are all remarkable especially since they concern a great king but having lived my whole life in a country full of them I tend to take them... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Unique museum,beautiful garden, very nice coffee shop that sells traditional Greek products, the museum`shop has very reasonable prices.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Always wanted to visit this place, I had very high expectations and the place did not disappoint me. Although we visited on a very hot August afternoon, we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The tombs and all the items found therein are very nicely presented in a very imposing way. The tombs are underneath the earth as they should be and... More

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Athens, Greece
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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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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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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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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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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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