Site Visit – Excursion on Saturday 20th June 2020

The site visit will include visits to waste management facilities and visit to the archeological site of Vergina, ancient Aigai.

The site visit will start at 8.30 in the morning and will end late in the afternoon.

The archeological site of Vergina, ancient Aigai

Vergina is a small town in the state of Central Macedonia, Greece. The town is believed to be in the place of ancient Aigai, capital of of the Macedonian kingdom.

To the south of River Haliacmon, in the “land of Macedon”, as described by Herodotus, on the foothills of Pieria, the ancient “Macedonian mount”, lays Aigai, the first city of Macedon, the land with many goats (“Aigai” in ancient Greek means “goats”).

After the excavations of archaeologist Manolis Andronikos (1976-1980), very important findings came to light. The archaeological site of Aigai is protected by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage monument and a site of outstanding natural beauty.

The archeological site of Aigai consists of the Polycentric Museum, the palace, the city, the acropolis and the surrounding area. Visiting the site’s exhibitions that are open to public, such as the royal burial cluster of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, and touring the site’s monuments, as well as exploring the Virtual Museum of Alexander the Great and the digital tour in the ancient Macedonian kingdom, visitors can formulate a general and rather dynamic view of the ancient capital of the Macedonian kingdom and, at the same time, comprehend its historical significance.

The entrance of the royal burial cluster of Philip II.
Silver Lycithus with Gold Wreath, from the Tomb III.
Golden shrine to the tomb of Philip II.

Contact Information

Conference Place Address

Thessaloniki, Greece

Send an Email to

Head of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Konstantinos Moustakas: konmoust@central.ntua.gr