The Royal Tombs of Vergina
This a fascinating half day, step back time.
Vergina was the first ancient capital of the Greek
Kingdom of Macedonia and we have the privilege of
visiting the Royal Tombs.
The most important tomb is that of Philip II, the father
of Alexander the Great.
We will be accompanied into the museum by our
guide to look at some of King Philip’s most important
possessions, including the king’s shield and goldtrimmed
Legend has it that the golden chest containing the
king’s bones was washed with wine and wrapped in
We will find out how this was unearthed before being
able to discover it for ourselves.
Also on display are gold diadems of unparalleled
artistry, lavish wall paintings and a golden wreath of
This is also the site of an extensive royal palace and
one of the most important museums in Greece.
The area was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site
status as “an exceptional testimony to a significant
development in European civilisation.”