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Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki

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Central Macedonia, Greece
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Overview

Take a deep dive into the culture of the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia during this full-day small-group visit to the Pella and Vergina archaeological sites. Travel with no more than 15 total guests to explore Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and Vergina, the ancient capital city that today is home to a museum with artifacts like the royal tomb of King Philip the Second.
  • Discover the ancient cities of Pella and Vergina during a full-day tour
  • Learn about the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia and its famous ruler, Alexander the Great
  • Discover the intricate mosaic-tile floors of Pella at the local museum
  • Visit Vergina, the ancient capital of Macedonia and explore the artifacts in the museum
  • Perfect excursion for ancient history lovers
Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in Thessaloniki and travel by luxury bus to Pella, the birthplace of the famous ruler Alexander the Great.

Explore an archaeological site in Pella and visit a local museum highlighting some of the more interesting discoveries unearthed in this historic town. The museum’s collection of intricate mosaic-tile floors that once adorned Pella’s grandest ancient mansions are worth a look. The mosaics depicting the “Amazonomachy” (Battle of the Amazons), the Abduction of Helen, and the Deer Hunt are especially noteworthy.

Leave Pella and travel to Vergina by bus. Learn about the city’s role as the one-time capital of the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, and visit the museum highlighting artifacts from this historic civilization. You’ll see the royal tomb of King Philip the Second (father of Alexander the Great), and explore a variety of other gold relics. You’ll return to your Thessaloniki hotel at the end of the tour.
Itinerary
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Archaeological Site at Pella
Depart at 8:30am in the morning for the village of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and visit the archaeological site and the museum. The excavations have brought to light the interesting findings of the ancient city, exhibited at the local museum. You will certainly be impressed by the outstanding mosaic floors that used to decorate the city's grand mansions – the most famous are the ones depicting the Abduction of Helen, Rapture, the Amazonomachy (the battle of Amazons), and the Deer Hunt.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Departure to Vergina, the ancient capital of the Macedonian Kingdom, where nowadays is one of the most beautiful museums of Greece. Visit the museum, which contains the royal tomb of King Phillip the 2nd, Alexander the Great’s father, along with golden and other artifacts of an incredible beauty and value. Free time for lunch (optional) and return to Thessaloniki at approximately 6:30pm.
Duration: 1 hour 
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An amazing day
john632edwards
, Aug 2019
Our guide was most knowledgeable and thoughtful. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and whole experience, her talks in the museums and on the sites themselves were full of information given in such a way that we gained much knowledge. She was so enthusiastic and justifiably proud of her Country. A credit to the company. Lyn and John
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Great tour of fascinating sites. Our...
Kris S
, Jan 2018
Great tour of fascinating sites. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. Recommended.
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sigths are fantastic,guide could be...
alain d
, Oct 2017
sigths are fantastic,guide could be better,overworked? mediocre food and poor setting at lunch,,good visit at the museum but no time to see the theater or the palace ,the same occured at Pella

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