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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

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Not to be missed, the tomb's of Alexander the Great's father and son. Fabulous.

This was one of my favorite sites to see in Northern Greece. In my opinion, it is perhaps the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Candy H
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An incredible historical monument, extremely difficult to get to

King Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great. If Alexander the Great was like the real-life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harrison B
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Imathia, Vergina 590 31, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum on a Friday morning after a drive from Edessa. When we arrived, the museum was already so crowded that it was difficult to enjoy. The museum itself is completely underground and not so big. If no one was there, it would...More

Thank Danya F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite sites to see in Northern Greece. In my opinion, it is perhaps the most important. These tombs were discovered in the 1970's and had been untouched since they were sealed in the 300's BC. The detailed gold work and...More

Thank Candy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

King Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great. If Alexander the Great was like the real-life King Arthur of Greece, then this is like the tomb of King Arthur's dad. And so the museum itself, going into the subterranean location of Philip II's...More

2  Thank Harrison B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was incredible to see the tomb entrance "in situ" and the amazing riches of Alexander the Great. We combined this with a trip to Pellas..also excellent. Both museums had good English explanations and they are so interesting that even an non-history or archeology lover...More

1  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to the Vergina tombs was an incredible experience. It was a surreal standing in front of Philip II's tomb and the dim lighting of the museum was somewhat atmospheric. The golden wreaths were exquisite. Our journey to the tombs by public transport was...More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it's just a grave but just take the time to see how burial was done with 3rd century Macedon panache. A great royal send off by Alexander for the Philip his dad. Children could learn a lot here. A beautiful tumulus excavation/ restoration. Of...More

Thank MADelargy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just like everyone has said, this is a must see. I understand the reason for no photos but it would be great to have some to share. Very dark which can be intimidating for visitors with low vision issues. Docents are available to help. Bathrooms...More

Thank Tanya A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During my visit to Northern Greece, serendipitously found about the ancient grave of king Phyliipus the second- the first time uniter of ancient Greece and the father of Alexander the great. Nothing was more exciting or powerful in my recent visit as this tomulus that...More

Thank Iris O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum, built underground around the discovery and excavations of Philip II and Alexander IV’s tombs, is fantastic and definitely one of the best museums I have visited recently. The explanations and notes are excellent and really detailed and the exhibits on display are breathtaking....More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

I knew very little about this museum before going. It is very informative in both greek and English, well set out with absolutely amazing exhibits. I'm so glad i came here.

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