Friday, April 8, 2022

Best Archaelogical Sites & Museums in Northern Greece

Archaeological Museum of Pella

Pella is a city in Central Macedonia, Greece, which was the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia and the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Macedonia is an ancient kingdom with a long history, but it was on the periphery of classical Greece and was outside the area dominated by the historically large city-states of Athens, Sparta and Thebes.

The Archaeological Museum of Pella is the ideal location to culminate a visit to the archaeological site of Pella. It enhances the visitor’s understanding of the daily and public life of the Macedonian capital, through thematic topics related to the areas where excavations have been held.

The archaeologists began many important archeological excavations in the 1950s, which continue till now and reveal phenomenal tombs and antiquities. One of the most significant discoveries was made by a Greek farmer in 2006; this is the tomb of an ancient Macedonian family and dates from the 2nd or 3rd century BC. Today, visitors can see the ancient ruins of the city, including the agora, baths, palace and more.

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is a museum in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. It holds and interprets artifacts from the Prehistoric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaloniki but also from the region of Macedonia in general.

The new wing hosts two exhibitions: The Gold of Macedon and The Thessaloniki Area in Prehistory. Iincludes finds from numerous excavations in Central Macedonia. Taking the history of gold as its central theme, it presents the culture of Macedonia. There are also numerous finds from the cemeteries of Macedonia (Sindos, Ayia Paraskevi, Nea Filadelfia, Makriyalo, Derveni, Liti, Serres, and Evropos), and their role in the burial customs is described.

Aristotle's Park and Stagira

The Aristotle's Park, a unique theme park of Halkidiki, is located at an altitude of about 500 meters, in the historical village of Stagira.

Ancient Stagira is the birthplace of Aristotle. This village is located near Halkidiki, Greece. Not far from the city of Olympiada, named after the mother of King Alexander, is best known for the historically significant ancient site of Stagira. Located in the northeastern part of Halkidiki, it is only 95 km from Thessaloniki. It is considered to be the birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle, the ancient place of Stagira is deeply embedded in history.
In 655 BC, the Ionians of Andros founded this city. He uncovered many Paleolithic tools, bones and fossils that disappeared thousands of years ago. The finds are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Polygyros.

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