Ancient Macedonia: Alexander the Great and the birthplace of the Hellenistic World

05 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
From £2,595
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Discover the tumultuous forces which propelled the small ancient kingdom of Macedon (in modern-day Greece) into an unrivalled global empire. Its realms extended through Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia and even as far as modern Pakistan. With classicist Dr Alphonso Moreno, learn about Macedon’s most influential rulers, Philip II and his son, the self-proclaimed demi-god Alexander the Great. Through their actions, Macedon became the hub of global advances in philosophy, arts, literature, engineering and science, changing the face of Europe and Asia forever.


  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city and royal tombs of Aigai where recent research proves Philip II is buried and where Alexander was proclaimed king
  • Discover the impressive mosaics in the ancient city of Pella, Alexander’s capital, and Philip II’s eponymous city Philippi with its fine theatre
  • See the Temple of the Nymphs where a young Alexander was taught by the philosopher Aristotle, and Aristotle’s birthplace Stageira
  • Stroll around Lefkadia and the sacred city of Dion, now the site of several exciting archaeological finds
  • Enjoy vibrant Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, with wonderful Classical, Byzantine and Ottoman remains

Trip scholar

Dr Alphonso Moreno, Tutorial Fellow in Ancient History, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

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