Daily Tour to Vergina – Pella
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Daily Tour to Vergina Pella
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Duration: 8:00h Distance : 170Km
Daily Tour to Vergina Pella
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Vergina is the most popular destinations in North Greece. As it is close to Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, can be the ideal destination for daily trips.In the southern Macedonian plain, 80 kilometers southeast of Thessaloniki, at the foot of the Pieria Mountains, it became one of the most important archaeological discoveries of all time in 1977. The city of ancient Aigai, the first capital of the Macedonian kingdom, came to light. The wealth of the findings is incalculable and of rare archaeological and historical significance, with the result that the territory of the Macedonian kings, the land of Philip and Alexander, Eurydice and Olympiad, was declared a UNESCO Monument in 1996 by the UNESCO.
The archaeological intuition
In 1977 M. Andronikos’ has ransomed the great kings of the Macedonian land from the darkness and handed over the deep past of Macedonia to all of humanity.
Archaeologists have always been interested in Vergina. Ancient testimonies described Aigai as one of the richest cities in the ancient world and an important spiritual center. In the Aegean palaces there were artists such as the painter Zevxis, poets such as Hirilos, and even Euripides himself, a guest of King Archelaus.
The archaeological intuition had conceived from the outset the great importance of a medieval toponym beside the Grand Tuba. It is a small village with the mysterious name “Palatigia”, ie palaces. The echo of the great Macedonian kingdom always vibrated the space …
Archaeological finds indicate an installation in the Vergina area as early as the 3rd millennium BC. The fertile plain, the many waters and the natural fortification were ideal conditions for the creation of a strong city. The name “Aigai” reflects the wealth of the area, since it means “land with many flocks”. During the Iron Age, from the 11th to the 7th century BC, the wider Aigai area was a major residential center. Excavations have brought to light large settlements and burial places, which in size indicate the large number of people. High-quality artifacts and rich jewelery emboss the region’s prosperity and significance.
The golden offerings of the necropolis, with their unbelievable beauty, are unmistakable witnesses of the acne, the importance and the historical duration of the goats. For three whole centuries, until the 4th century BC. will form the intellectual, artistic and administrative center of Macedonia before handing over the capitals to Pella.
Pella, a small town on the shores of Thermaikos Gulf, has become the capital Macedonia at the end of the 5th c. e.g. . It became the most important political, economic and cultural center of all Greece. The choice of location of the new capital was probably of the desicion by King Archelaus mainly for political and economic reasons abd due to the fertility of the location. It was close to the new territories that had been annexed to the Macedonian kingdom.
But most of all , it was coastal, providing easy access to all directions. That helped both the development of trade as well as the expansionist policy of the Macedonian kings. The key point of the city’s economy has been the large market (the largest square market of the ancient of the Greek world), with the production laboratories and the shops of sale of ceramic products, metal objects, but also edible products channeled to the surrounding areas.
The residential part of the city was around the market. Its road construction of Ancient Pella was very contemporary for those years: building blocks, which defined by roads intersecting vertical, well-studied systems water supply and sewerage! Its inhabitants could could be proud to have lived in a city- ahead of its time. The two-storey private houses with peristyles reflect the wealth and prosperity of the ancient inhabitants of Pella. The reference point is the mosaic floors with the mythological representations exhibited in the new Archaeological Museum of Pella, such as its capture Eleni, the Amazon War, the hunt for a deer!
Tour to Vergina Pella by Private Service 4pax from : 115€ + waiting time Ideal for private trips and long journeys. 4 passengers 4 bags
Tour to Vergina Pella by Minivan Service 8pax from : 140€ + waiting time. Ideal for families and small groups. 8 passengers 8 bags
Thessalonikitaxitransfers undertakes your transfer from Thessaloniki with comfort and safety. First of all, our fleet – Private cars or Minivans is always clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are always polite and helpful, as they are always willing to indulge the needs of the passengers. In conclusion, the quality of our services aims to offer a safe, comfortable and reliable journey. We will drive you to places you are interested in and make small stops for photos.
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