Pella

The city of Pella was founded by Archelaos, around 400 BC. It became the first capital of the Macedonian state in the place of Aigai (Vergina). Pella remained the capital city until the Macedonian state collapsed under the power of the Romans, who plundered the city and transferred its valuable artefacts to Rome. Later on, as the place was ruined by an earthquake, it had to be rebuilt. Today, the city has a population of 2,450 inhabitants and it is the capital of the Municipality of Pella.

Among the earliest archaeological findings there were the renowned Pella mosaics, which are now to be found in the Museum of Pella. An entire Hellenistic town was progressively revealed, including a palace, a private residence, temples and graveyards. The archaeological site and the museum of Pella are situated by the main road connecting Edessa and Thessaloniki (daily open to the public).
Archaeological site of Pella
Archaeological site of Pella

The Deer Hunt Mosaic Floor at the Museum of Pella
The Deer Hunt Mosaic Floor at the Museum of Pella