Greece Briefly Opens Kasta Tomb in Amphipolis to Visitors
Small groups can now visit the Kasta Tomb at the ancient site of Amphipolis in Central Macedonia, the Greek Culture Ministry announced this week.
The largest burial monument discovered in Greece at Amphipolis opens its doors to the public nine years after the Kasta Tomb came to light. According to the ministry announcement, scientists, researchers, educators, travel agents and local officials from the regional unit of Serres can visit the interior of the largest ancient Macedonian tomb in groups of five and accompanied by a guard or archaeologist.
Admission to the site is made by appointment only and is free of charge, the ministry said.
Short visits are carried out in cooperation with the Serres Ephorate of Antiquities through to June, when the site will be closed again for further works.
According to the culture ministry, the Amphipolis tomb, which dates to the time of Alexander the Great, will be fully accessible to the public in 2027, after the completion of infrastructure works, restoration and landscaping of the surrounding area.
The news was announced after Culture Minister Lina Mendoni visited the site last week to inspect the progress of restoration works. The ministry is also aiming to create a cafe, exhibition spaces and add other activities to accompany the Kasta Tomb experience.
Kasta Tomb had also opened to public briefly in 2022.