Pella is best known as the ancient and wealthy capital of the kingdom of Macedon in the time of Alexander the Great and is located near Thessaloniki. There, you can see exhibitions with all the important findings from the era of Alexander the Great, including the Macedonian tombs. In a distance of 60 km, you can also visit Vergina, a town better known for its remains of Aigai, the first capital of Macedon. Aigai has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site status due to it being “an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods’’. There you will find the grave of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, the palace and the theatre of the ancient city.
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