A VISIT TO PELLA
|SHORE EXCURSION:||A visit to Pella|
|TOUR AT A GLANCE|
|You will visit||Pella|
|You will see||the Macedonian landscape|
|Shopping||time for shopping at the site|
Your tour starts with a 45 minutes drive to Pella birthplace of Alexander the Great, where you will explore the site of Pella.
The second capital of ancient Macedonia, founded by king Archelaos who had built the magnificent palace, its walls being decorated by the famous painter Zeuxis and made it to the seat of the Royal Family. Being situated at the riverside of Ludias, that was once navigable, was developed into an important port.
Euripides was at Pella to see his plays produced and performed there and Aristotle was appointed to educate young Alexander. We start our visits here first with The Archaeological Museum with rich collection of clay figurines, the classical black and red figured vases, the pebble floor mosaics and the fine reconstruction of the interior architectural part of Greek house with its stucco decoration.
The visit will then continue to the excavations with the huge Greek houses bearing the central courtyards and being surrounded by big rooms, walk along the streets facing the shops of the big market and admire the still existing floor mosaics.
- This excursion will operate by coach and on foot.
- Note that all minors (those under 18) must be accompanied by an adult on shore excursions.
- The visit of the site is entirely on foot.
- Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and hats are recommended.
- Rest room facilities at the site.