At a distance of 115 kilometers, there is a village called “Vergina”, which has become famous worldwide through the archaeological finds discovered by Professor Manolis Andronikos. The wealth of these finds leads to the conclusion that “Vergina” was ancient “Eges”, the first capital of the Macedonian Kingdom.
The town flourished in the archaic (7th-6th century B.C.) and the classic era (5th and 4th century B.C.), when it was the major town in the area, seat of the Macedonian kings and a place gathering the most significant traditional sanctuaries. The most important monument of “Vergina” is the cluster of royal tombs, which were discovered in 1977-78 inside the modern village. The largest tomb was the tomb of Phillip II, the smallest one belonged to a young prince, probably Alexander, and the third one “a box-shaped tomb” was the tomb of a woman. Several tombstones have been found in the areas nearby, with valuable inscriptions, all written in Greek. The finds coming from the royal tombs are exhibited in the underground building - museum, which protects the ancient monuments, and also in a specially designed area in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
115 km 1:10 ‘ N. Kallikratia -Thessaloniki-Veroia-Vergina