Journey in the land of Alexander the Great to the Royal Tombs of Vergina on an exciting half-day tour. Vergina is the first ancient capital of the Greek Macedonian kingdom. See the tomb of King Philip II, Alexander the Great’s father, getting a firsthand look of some of the king’s most important possessions, including his shield and gold-trimmed breast plate. Plus see exquisite gold-leaf diadems, lavish wall paintings and a golden wreath of oak leaves.
• Vergina: Once the capital of the ancient Greek Macedonian kingdom, archaeologists were interested in the area as early as the 1850s.
• Royal Tombs: Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed the burial site of the kings of Macedon in 1977.
• King Philip II tomb: The golden chest containing his bones was allegedly washed with wine and wrapped in purple cloth.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera –
• Cash/credit cards –
What To Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Cameras are not allowed to be used inside Vergina Royal Tombs.
• Credit cards are not accepted at Vergina Royal Tombs.