Discover Vergina and Pella: Day Trip to Macedonian Kingdom

Discover Vergina and Pella: Day Trip to Macedonian Kingdom

Get to know the imperial capital, the ancient city where Alexander the Great was born and raised and where the great philosopher and tutor Aristoteles was invited to educate him. The archaeological treasures of the glorious Macedonian Kingdom of Alexander the Great and his father Phillip II, as detailed by Herodotus, invite you to a unique roadtrip to history. The excursion travels you to the ancient greek, byzantine and modern history bringing back in light the lost prestige of Aigai, the first city of the Macedonians. Discover the museum of Aigai; a World Heritage site of UNESCO, against the natural beauty of the area and the view of the Macedonian plain that travels our eye till the end of the horizon.

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Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Pella, Pella 58005 Greece

Embark on a journey to Pella with Ammon Express at 8:00 from Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street (at the white Statue of Venizelos). The distance of 50km takes about 45 minutes to reach. Once in Pella, discover the new and modern museum, as well as the archaeological site boasting unique mosaics. Delight in the "Abduction of Helen" and "Amazonomachy" mosaics in the ancient market, and see artifacts from the daily lives of the people that illustrate the lifestyle during ancient times.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Imathia, Vergina 590 31 Greece

Next, we reach Vergina where we visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, situated in the borders of the village. The characteristic Golden Larnax (funerary casket), an urn with the cremated remains of Phillip II is marked with a 16-rayed sun, the symbol of Macedonia. The Sun of Vergina (or Star of Vergina), which is characteristic symbol of the Argead Dynasty (of the King Phillip II and Alexander the Great) was found together with the excavations that brought back to light his father’s Royal Tomb. 4 of the sun rays represent of the 4 classical elements and the other 12 sun rays represent the 12 Olympian Gods. Admire the golden oak wreath that Phillip II had during his funeral pyre, military armors.

Later, we enjoy our lunch break in a restaurant with greek traditional flavours.

Last stop before our departure is at the grand New Museum of Aigai, hosting findings and artifacts unearthed from the soil of the old capital;

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Our trip attendant shall wear clothing with the AMMON Express marking so that he will be recognisable easily."
"You should be at the departure points 10' before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding."
"Free entry to the Museum of Vergina is available to the students of Universities, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent institutes of EU countries by showing their student ID, and to young people up to the age of 19 by showing their ID card"
"Reduced entry to the Museum of Vergina (€ 6) is available to all citizens of the EU aged over 65, by showing their ID card or passport, as well as students from countries outside the EU."
"Free entry to the Museum of Pella is available to the students of Universities, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent institutes of EU countries by showing their student ID, and to young people up to the age of 18 by showing their ID card."
"We wish you a pleasant excursion and have fun!"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Transportation to and from the Museum of Vergina and Pella.
  • English-speaking trip attendant.
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation)

Not Included

  • Entry tickets to the Museums of Vergina (15€ during summer season; 8€ during winter season)
  • The cost of the lunch at the restaurant
  • Entry tickets to archaeological site of Pella (8€ during summer season; 4 during winter season)
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries and museums
  • Tips


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