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Vergina tour from Corfu

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Departure at 7.30 by ferry for the mainland and continue by car crossing the northern part of Greece for 3 hours. At 12.00 arrival in Vergina, where the ancient capital Aigai of the Macedonian kings and the necropolis were discovered. Descending into the underground area of the tombs begins his tour with a reconstruction of the Great Mound, the monument that originally marked the site of the Royal Tombs and which no longer exists.

Next are grave stelai and finds from tombs of ordinary Macedonian citizens, who after their death became neighbours of the king, and whose presence provides a yardstick of comparison.

The ruined 3rd c. BC tomb, the collapsed heroon, cult place of the kings, the fascination and sorrow inspired by Persephone's abduction prepare the visitor as he approaches the dead king.

Philip now takes the stage. His splendid weapons vividly convey the feeling of the ruler's power. The pile remains of the funerary pyre, found scattered all-over the tomb, are reminders of the tragic holocaust and at the same time an allusion to his passing into another dimension. Next comes the gold coffin (larnax) that contained the bones of the heroozed King Philip II, and the oak crown worn by the dead man. The Gold Larnax it is made of 7,820 gr. of hammered pure gold. Its lid is decorated with a 16 - rayed star symbol and two rosettes, the inner of which is filled with blue enamel. On the sides relief palmettes and lotus buds frame five enameled rosettes. The feet are decorated with rosettes and end in lion-paws. The gold oak crown is the heaviest and most impressive wreath surviving from Greek antiquity. It has 313 leaves and 68 acorns and weighs 714 gr.

Free time in the village for shopping and lunch. At 15.30 drive back to Corfu.

Entrance fee Euro 12,00 .

Entrance fee Euro 6,00 From November 1st to March 31st each year, reduced price is valid for all visitors (single tickets only)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Corfu
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Pachis Travel
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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