Take a full day trip by bus from Thessaloniki and travel back in time, into the Macedonian Kingdom of Alexander the Great and Philip II.
Discover the birthplace of Alexander the Great on a magical journey through time to Pella. Visit the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Macedon at…
Visit Pella the place where the great general Alexander was born and the royal tombs at Vergina. A day tour to two archaeological sites where the…
Visit Pella & Vergina, two most famous birthplaces cities of Alexander the Great.
What people are saying about Vergina
We were especially pleased because the only day we had available for this trip from Thessaloniki was a Saturday, and our hotel could only find a possibility on Thursdays. So we booked on line, paid and got our vouchers (printed off by the hotel) and everything went well thereafter. We were met by our guide Olga on the dot and our comfortable minibus arrived on time. We arrived at the sites relatively early so there were no crowds and we had plenty of time to look round both sites and museums; the one at Vergina was really excellent. Our guide then took us to a nearby restaurant for a good lunch. Because our party numbered about 15 people it was a very friendly atmosphere, which add to our enjoyment. We were dropped off in Thessaloniki at a convenient place at the time we had been promised. Other members of the group also had not been helped by their hotel to make the trip, so this organisation needs to become known in more hotels in the city, A very good experience.
Our driver, George, picked us up at the arranged time and drove us safely to our destinations. He is a very safe, patient driver with good historical knowledge which made the trip more interesting. The museum at Pella was well laid out and contained many interesting artefacts and mosaics. Museum staff were very helpful and friendly. Sadly the excavation area at Pella was not quite as good as others we have visited either due to lack of money or poor excavation. There is the potential for improvements for the benefit of visitors should the museum wish to make them. Vergina was amazing. Nice little town with an awesome museum. Not seen one like it before. 2 great tombs surrounded by the museum within the tumulus. Highly recommended to anyone interested in history. Lunch in Vergina was well priced and enjoyable.
First let me say unlike the tour I had to Meteora, I have no negative comments for this one. First, the Guide, Demitra (SP?), was exceptionally knowledgeable of the contents of the museum and sites and was also professional in keeping the group together and on schedule. The bus was on time from start to finish. The graves and the museum over them was incredible. Even the lunch stop was good.
An extremely well organized trip to Pella and Vergina. Our guide was exceptionally well prepared to inform us about all aspects of life in the Hellenistic period and of ancient Macedonia in particular. Superb museums, and above all Philip the Second's grave. An absolutely memorable experience that will stay with us for many, many years.
George was very well informed and the museums were excellent. I learned a lot of history and loved the many treasures I saw. It was a wonderful day.