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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Expansive archeological site worth visiting. Gives an insight into the lives of Ancient Macedonians. The museum is well laid out and modern, visit this first to understand what you are seeing at the site. Worth leaving the main highway to see this.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

This is an astonishing ancient site with a huge agora, some great mosaics, and some early baths. Well worth a visit if you have the energy ( the site is very extensive) and it isn’t too hot. I wasn’t too sure why the EU had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

The lost capital. That is Pella. A place from which Alexcander the Great started his conquest. It was destroyed in couple of earthquakes and abandoned as capital in late 400 AD. But most of the ancient city is there, waiting to be discovered. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Pay a visit to the museum first, to get to know more about the history of Pella as capital of the ancient Macedonian Kingdom, about Philip the II and Alexander the Great and then wander at the archaeological site where you can admire the beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

It's easy to find Pella, as it's close to the main Thessaloniki-Edessa road and signposted off it. Look out for the mounds of Macedonian tombs on both sides of the road as you approach. You could get here on a bus, but the easiest way...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

The site itself has some lovely mosaics, but the nearby museum makes sense of it all. This prehistoric settlement is one of the most interesting places I have visited from the Ancient Greek and Roman world. Such a richly cultural heritage that was home to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

The museum that is 1km away, is very interesting. Archeological site is not. Very few remaining objects.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

The ticket for the museum includes also a visit to the archaeological site and one tomb in the village, but it is important to know that the tomb closes in 2 PM, so if one wants to see it has to come earlier. We didn't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Eva T
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. You can walk around the ancient ruins (entrance fee included in the ticket price to the museum) and see the advances that the Macedonian greeks had nearly 2,500 years ago. Although not as awe inspiring as other...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Big site with lots of mosaic floors. Takes a while to cover the area and some parts are a bit tricky to get to, but well worth walking around.

Date of experience: April 2017
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