Vergina (Greek: Βεργίνα [verˈʝina]) is a small town in northern Greece, located in the regional unit of Imathia, Central Macedonia. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Veroia, of which it is a municipal unit. The town is better known for its remains of Aigai, the first capital of Macedon. It was here in 336 BC that Philip II was assassinated in the theatre and Alexander the Great was proclaimed king. Aigai has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status as "an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods". It became internationally famous in 1977, when the Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed the burial site of the kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great which unlike so many other tombs had not been disturbed or looted. It is also the site of an extensive royal palace and of many rich ancient tombs. A museum now contains Philip's tomb and a new museum is being constructed for the palace and other finds. The objects and paintings found in the tombs at Vergina are also of extraordinarily high quality and historical importance. Wikipedia
Planning a vacation to Vergina in Greece? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Thessaloniki also deserves a visit. Thessaloniki is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like The White Tower, The Archaeological Museum, Ano Poli. Also, to reach Vergina, you'll have to take a flight to Thessaloniki; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Vergina can generally be of 1-2 days.
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