The small town of Vergina

The small town of Vergina is located towards the northern area of Greece, within the region known as Central Macedonia, in the prefecture of Imathia. This town can be found in the territory of Mount Pieria, at 120 meters above sea level, and counts with a population of about 2000 inhabitants.

While visiting Vergina, tourists could find other attractive destinations nearby, such as for example, Thessaloniki at about 80 kilometers, or Veroia at about 13 kilometers of distance, among several others. The northern region of Greece is very rich in traditions and historical past and therefore it is always recommendable that tourists try to meet as many places as possible during their visit.

Vergina is very attractive from the point of view of archeology due to its amazing past and the interesting discoveries brought into light in its territory. Around the year 1977, an archeologist discovered the burial place of Philip II, who was king of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great.

According to the archeological discoveries and historians, this town was very important during the times of the kingdom of Alexander the Great. This can be clearly noticed by the way it was chosen as burial and sacred sites by the royalty. This is one of the most attractive characteristics of these destinations, and all tourists who are fond of disciplines such as archeology and history will surely be able to have a good time during their visit.

What is known as the modern Vergina was not founded until the ear 1022, when the area was inhabited by about 25 families. After this, other families from different destinations, such as from Asia Minor and Bulgaria went to live to Vergina as well, being all part of the beginnings of its modern history.

Many interesting objects were discovered during the 1977 archeological excavations. Many of these objects were gold art works, and among them there was, for example, what is known as the Sun of Virginia on the lid, a symbolic object counted amongst the most interesting archeological objects founded in excavations in this area of Greece.

Map of Vergina in Greece