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It should be no surprise that Greece boasts a wide array of historical sites and museums. Greece’s top museums offer an interesting insight into the country’s rich past, its culture and customs. Discover some of the top museums to check out in Greece.
Often overlooked, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai in Vergina lies at the foot of Mount Pieria. While the site includes open-air ruins, the underground museum/cemetery is a must-see. There you will be able to explore perfectly protected tombs that house treasures from the Macedonian civilization, including frescoes, gold jewelry, mosaics and ancient items. Past the dark museum entrance in the tumulus is a small temple built for Phillip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. This unique setting, where visitor can view archaeological finds within their context, allows for a memorable experience.
Museum of The Royal Tombs At Aigai, Vergina, Veroia, Greece, +30 2331 092347
Just when you thought Greece was only about ancient ruins and marble temples, the little Museum of Modern Greek Art offers a refreshing change. Home to a small collection of paintings, sculptures, engravings and prints by 19th and 20th century Greek artists, the museum was set up to depict the history of art in Greece. It’s an ideal place to visit if you’ve had an overdose of ancient history.