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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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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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Alfred
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were told not to miss this, and were so glad we took this advice. We arranged a driver and private tour guide from Thessaloniki. The museum is outstanding and is literally built over the spot where the burial site of Phillip II of Macedonia was found, untouched after centuries. Our guide was wonderful and so added to our understanding... More

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The underground museum is unique. The tombs are there to see in the museum as well as the gold artifacts. Even the remains from the funeral pyre are displayed. Check to see whether the palace is also open. When we were there in June 2014, it was closed for renovation.

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Arad, Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An unique experience to visit Vergina's tombs! You'll be astonished visiting this site. And the museum itself is one of a kind! Don't miss the documentary about the experience of death! You can't see this movie elsewhere (unfortunately). A must see! And once being there you'll come again, for sure!

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was a very interesting attraction. There are a few tombs of King Phillip II and his family. His son was Alexander the Great but apparently he was not buried here. There are small scale models of the tombs, educational videos with English subtitles, and a museum with the artifacts found in the tombs, such as the armor and weapons... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Don't miss this museum. Built in the original location of the great tomb and displaying amazing items found in the tomb of King Philippos and Alexander.Never before had we experienced such a feeling, witnessing the ancient tombs in an unparalleled set up reviving so vividly the circumstances of the times of thousands of years in the past. A must for... More

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