Vergina

Vergina is located 30 km north of Elatochori. The archaeological site of Vergina is very close to Aiges, the capital of ancient Macedonia. The town of Vergina became world famous when the excavations by archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed very important discoveries, including the tomb of Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great.

The most important attraction is the Vergina Royal Tombs of the ancient necropolis of Aiges. A museum has been built to host world-class treasures.

The entire cemetery of royal tombs is protected by a building that has the external form of a tomb and in the interior maintains stable levels temperature and humidity. While entering the museum of Vergina, the dark environment contrasts with the glow of the golden exhibits causing emotions of awe to the visitors.

The most important exhibit in the museum of Vergina is the golden urn with the Macedonian star containing bones of Philip II and his golden crown worn by the dead man. The archaeological site of Vergina includes of the ancient theater, the Temple of Eukleia and the Palace. In 1996, UNESCO announced the integration of the archaeological site of Vergina in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.