RENTAL CAR VERGINA
Rent a Car in Thessaloniki and visit Vergina! You can uncover its treasures and also travel to nearby locations for a fuller experience. Vergina is a crucial location when it comes to the ancient history of the country. The majesty of the place is such that visitors feel overwhelmed considering the role it plays as an archaeological site. Let us give you some information you need to know about this unique town.
Vergina is a small town in the northern part of Greece, in the prefecture of Imathia. You will find it 13 km southeast of Veria, the capital of the prefecture. From Thessaloniki it is a 80-km distance. The new-era name of the town is Vergina. But in the past, the same place had another name, Aigai. To visit it, you can rent a car in Thessaloniki and set out on a special journey!
This town became famous when archaeologist Manolis Andronikos made a great discovery. What was it? He discovered the tomb of the father of Alexander the Great, Philip II! The tomb was discovered in a “somersault”, as we say in Macedonia. This is the elevation of a hill. The “Great Tumulus” of Vergina does not seem that special on the outside. Others might say that at first glance nothing can make it stand out.
However, the discovery brought to light a tomb-like mansion. At a length of 5.60-meter frieze is depicted as a multifaceted hunting scene in a lush grove landscape. People have characterized it as a unique composition with rich colours. Inside the tomb, all the utensils were buried with the dead with an almost intact warrior’s armour. What is surprising about the armor is that it is exactly as it had been installed 2,500 years ago.
Rent a car in Vergina and reach other historical sites
By using your car you can go to other places of equal significance around the town. After the Royal Tomb of Philip II you can go to Pella, the homeland of Alexander the Great. It is only an hour away from Vergina with your rental car. This archaeological spot used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia.
Another place worth visiting is Veria. Approximately 13km away from Vergina lies this beautiful town of north Greece. It houses some interesting museums such as The Byzantine and The Archaeological Museum. In the Byzantine museum, you can find old items like sculptures and manuscripts of the old era. Travel back in time by visiting the Archaeological museum, full of exhibits that belong to the Kingdom of Macedonia.
Setting out on a journey like this is one of the best experiences you can have in Greece. Vergina is a focal point of history and hosts some of the greatest exhibitions one can see. And do not forget the symbol of the place, the Vergina Sun or Star of Vergina. This symbol dates back to the 1970s. You will find it on the golden larnax of Philip II at the museum of Vergina. In the past, it was used to symbolize the Argead Dynasty that ruled Macedonia.
If someone travels to Macedonia they should visit the tomb of Philip in Vergina. We could help you get the best out of your experience with our rental cars. You can get yours as soon as you arrive at Thessaloniki airport. With our services, everything will become easier for you.
We offer you a transfer from Thessaloniki airport to Vergina.
Our transfer service offers economic transfers by shuttle, taxi for 1-3 people or mini-bus for 4-8 people, from Thessaloniki Airport to Vergina.