One of the greatest era in Greek history is the ruling years of King Philip and his son Alexander the Great. During this flourishing era of father and son, Greece developed significantly in historic and cultural ways. To this day, we can still observe artifacts that have been preserved through the years that date back to those times. Small city of Vergina is located near Thessaloniki and used to be the ancient capital of Macedonia. The city nowadays commemorate those ancient times through its museums and archaeological sites. Not so far away from it is the charming city of Pella, known worldwide as birthplace of King Alexander the Great. Pella houses remarkable archaeological sites that amaze all history lovers around the world.
One of the most popular activities to do in Thessaloniki for history lovers, involves visiting the historic cities of Vergina and Pella. This tour will give you the opportunity to see one of the most imposing museums in Europe along with remarkable archaeological ruins. Visit Vergina and see the fascinating Royal Tomb where the remains of King Philip ll lie and learn more about the legacy he left behind him. Explore the historic remains in the local palace and acropolis and visit the Vergina museum for other interesting artifacts. Stroll around the ancient sites of Pella and discover the mesmerizing mosaic tile work of art and religious sanctuaries displayed in the museum. Find more about the impressive era of Alexander the Great and interesting stories from the everyday life in ancient Macedonian times.
Itinerary of the Vergina and Pella Private Tour from Thessaloniki
1.Departure to Vergina
Our historic tour starts early in the morning at 9:00 a.m. o’clock sharp with a departure to Vergina. As soon as we arrive to Vergina we will tour around the Royal Tomb and ancient monuments and museums.
After the exciting tour around the Vergina sites you will have some free time to enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants overlooking the beautiful surrounding landscape.
3.Arrival to Pella
Soon after the free time we will continue our journey heading to Pella. We are expected to arrive to Pella at 2:00 p.m. and start the tour around the museum where the most significant artefacts of Aigaion time are preserved.
4.Arrival back to Thessaloniki
After our tour around the sites of Pella we will head off towards Thessaloniki. Our arrival back is expected to be around 5:00 p.m.