The ancient Macedonian Kings Palace is located in the middle among
the three hills overlooking the ancient city, in the northern part, and covers
an area of approximately 35,000 square meters. Built in an exquisite and dominant
location, the palace is gifted with ideal locality, a wonderful view to the vast
plain, the sea and surrounding mountains.
It was a perfectly organized complex in the capital of the Macedonian
state, with courtyards and peristyles, luxurious men's quarters, archives, library
and mint, warehouses and workshops, worship areas, arena, extended gardens and
parks. The palace was impressively complex and magnificent since the king lived
here along with the political and administrative mechanism. After the conquest
of Macedonia by the Romans
in 168 B.C. the palace was no longer the seat of royal power.