Vergina

Description

Vergina: Living History

In the foothills of the Pieria Mountains, at a very short distance from Thessaloniki (70km), lies Vergina, a cultural site of great historical importance and international im­pact. Vergina was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia, the so-called Aigai, homeland of Alexander the Great. When it came to light, back in 1977, in an ex­cavation that took place under the guidance of Professor Manolis Andronikos, it was considered to be the greatest archaeological discovery of 20nth century in Greece. Today it stands as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a unique destination that puts a spell on the history-minded visitor with its magnificence and grandeur.