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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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Fascinating Architectural Site & Museum

This is a "must-see" if you're traveling in Northern Greece! Among the four main tombs are the actual tombs of Alexander The Great's father and son, all preserved and on display... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a "must-see" if you're traveling in Northern Greece! Among the four main tombs are the actual tombs of Alexander The Great's father and son, all preserved and on display, in situ, exactly as they were discovered in 1977 and subsequently unearthed. Unlike most other tombs discovered in Greece, this site had not been previously disturbed or looted. Visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I visited this excellent museum I thought that while the rest of Europeans were dangling from the trees....the Greeks were creating masterpieces and greatness. The treasures of the museum are presented in a very modest way that leaves the lavish exhibits to speak for themselves. The museum is not very big a fact that gives you the opportunity to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a special trip to see this museum. Well worth it. Wonderful exhibits of the extraordinary grave goods they found. A very revealing snapshot of royal court life and intrigues from the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. No photography allowed. The palace ruins area nearby were not yet opened when we visited but should be by August 2016.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited these tombs 5 times in the last 10 years - each time bringing different family members or friends with me. I highly recommend this site for anyone who is interested in antiquity and to see a level of craftmanship that is stunning. The three tombs themselves are amazing but the the items retrieved and conserved steal the show.... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best attractions Greece has to offer. A combined archaeological site and a museum, it just transfers you back into time to pay your respects to Phillip II and to Alexander the Great's son. It simply beautiful, the lighting, the atmosphere beneath the earth is breathtaking. I have visited a lot of archaeological sites in Greece and this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A world heritage site. Everyone must visit! You can see the tomb of King Phillip II (father of Alexander the Great) and the tomb of the Prince Alexander IV (son of Alexander the Great). Some of the most impressive and important exhibits from the Macedonian dominated period of the Greek history are available in the exact location that the original... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is listed as a world heritage site . It is an honor to visit this place . Here it was Alexander's the greats summer palace and is his fathers tomb . You should visit and you will always remember the golden chest and the golden wreath almost 2500 years old !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is a fantastic glimpse into the ancient past with exquisite excavations of four royal tombs including that of Phillip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. There are many artifacts beautifully displayed, and carefully written historical facts. You can learn more about the family of Phillip, burial customs, and how rich those people were.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A friend and I stopped by this site on our road trip from Thessaloniki to Athens. I think by public transportation this place is a bit out of the way. The museum is excellent, truly world class. It is surreal to see stuffs that old and so finely made.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

this place is a must! It is hard to believe what the ancient Greeks achieved. If you can avoid the place between 10:00-12:00 as it is full with school kids groups. Shame that the museum does not offer the services of a guide.

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