Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina

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See the tombs of Macedonian kings, including Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built around an ancient burial ground inside a large earth mound, the museum is uniquely constructed to protect the tombs while exhibiting artifacts and showing the burial ground as it was before the excavations. Explore the four tombs and artifacts on display, and don't miss the only surviving examples of ancient Greek painting; one depicts the rape of Persephone and the other a hunting scene. The site is accessible via car and bus, but be sure to check bus timetables prior to your departure. Note that photography is not permitted inside the museum. Plan trip to Vergina with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This is a wonderful museum packed with incredible treasures, most of which were only excavated 35 years or so ago. Its subterranean location adds to the atmosphere - entering downhill via a walkway...  more »
  • The approach to the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai is unassuming and you wonder if you have taken the wrong road. But once inside the Museum you discover a world of treasures displayed in an...  more »
  • This place is fascinating. It contains the tomb of King Phillip II who was father of Alexander the Great. The wonderful objects buried with him are displayed in cases. There are some beautiful wall frescos and the original doors to a few tombs are still visible. The museum is inside a mound so cool and dark inside.
  • Great museum with wonderful pieces. Unfortunately, as many others commented, terribly unfriendly staff. Come on, do something! It would have been a 5 stars! People in Greece are generally so nice!
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