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Archaeologists have established that this ancient city at Edessa is not Aiges (the ancient capital... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Archaeobuff
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Sydney, Australia
Great tour in the end of visit of Edessa

I was pleased to visit birth place of Alexander the Great. Free entrance. You'll get brochuers in... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
drakic
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Archaeologists have established that this ancient city at Edessa is not Aiges (the ancient capital of Macedonia) as claimed by the Edessians. It is in fact at Vergina. Still this site is well worth a visit with a a columned main drag well preserved. Its...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

I was pleased to visit birth place of Alexander the Great. Free entrance. You'll get brochuers in couple different langugae including Greek and English. But, for full enjoyment, crucial is your knolege of history. Great site, especilly in sunset. It is outside of Edessa, take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank drakic
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

It was amazing to see this site today, if you have Greek heritage or just love ancient history it's magical. For me I have family that have been here in Edessa for centuries so I felt a special connection to the land and to the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Its free to enter the site and the lady at the entrance will give you a brochure and a little talk about the place.The wall is in better shape than others and the pillors too.As you leave Edessa and head down the hill towards Thessaloniki...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank stevenr553
Reviewed 22 September 2015

You get a good view of this site from the town as you look down on it. It's only just had some areas excavated but if you like wandering around ancient sites it's the place to see. The very helpful lady gives you two helpful...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The fortification walls of the ancient Edessa were constructed in ca. 300 B.C. and repeatedly repaired during the life span of the city. They are among the best preserved fortification walls in Macedonia, standing up to the height of 5 m. There is a monumental...More

Date of experience: October 2014
6  Thank Amphaxitis
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Pella is archeologically for sure one of the most exciting places these days. There's is still so much to discover and they are still debating about one of the most important times in history. Be part of it, and see it all there

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank thomaswalden
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Find the small Pig pasifilos (friend of everyone) who run according the legend by his master the ancient Roman Road from Via Egnatia, to this city, now called Edessa (means city of waters) in order to participate in a ancient carnival event. Finally small pig...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Evangelos_Kiriakou
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Near Pieria Mountains, between villages Vergina and Palatitsia is situated an Archaeological Site of Aigai, the capital of Macedonia until the 4th C BC. There are the ruins of two Royal Palaces with best Macedonian mosaics in situ, on the Acropolis of Aigai, as well...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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