Thursday, 12 May 2016 (20:30 - 01:00) @ Grand Hotel Palace
VERGINA is a small city in northern Greece, located in the regional unit of Imathia, Central Macedonia. Since 2011 it is part of the municipality of Veroia. The city 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 archaeologists 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.
Option 1: Friday 13 May from 13:30 – 18:00 Departure and return from Grand Hotel Palace
Option 2: Saturday 14 May from 9:30 – 14:00 Departure and return from Grand Hotel Palace
Ticket cost: 30 euro per participant (all taxes included and entrance ticket to the Museum)
(minimum group to be gathered 30 participants with maximum 49 per bus)
Reservations and tickets can be purchased at the ERACON registration area from SIMEONIDIS Tours.