Macedonian Kasta Tomb in Greece Opened to Limited Visitors After Nine Years

The Kasta tomb, a famous burial site in Amfipoli, Greece, has been opened to a limited number of visitors almost a decade after its discovery. The site is now open to special public groups, including scientists, researchers, educators, travel industry professionals, and members of the Serres regional self-government, in groups of five people.

A guard or an archaeologist will guide visitors and can tour the mound's interior and view some of its decorations.

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Reservations are required to enter the tomb's current phase, but no ticket is necessary. The visits will be conducted in consultation with the Serres Ephorate of Antiquities until the beginning of June, after which they will temporarily cease while work to remove scaffolds from the monument's interior is underway. Visitors will be able to see the burial trench and other impressive structures, including sphinxes and preserved Caryatids.


The tomb's interior will be fully opened to the general public in 2027 once all necessary infrastructure, restoration, and regeneration of the surrounding area have been completed. Due to the small size of the tomb, only five or six individuals will be allowed to access the monument at once. Still, an exhibition, a refreshment stand, and general activities are planned to keep visitors entertained. The Kasta tomb has caused worldwide interest, and its opening to limited visitors is a significant event for those interested in ancient Greek history and culture.