Mitsotakis: Philip's II palace in Aigai proves the timeless Greekness of Macedonia

Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Archaeological Site of Aigai on January 5, 2024

Kyriakos Mitsotakis began his visit to the region from Meliki Imathias before the ceremony for the inauguration of Philip II's restored palace, the so-called "Parthenon of Macedonia."

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pointed out that the restoration of the Archaeological Site of Aigai is a project that "has not only cultural but also of a national character as it confirms the Greek timelessness of Macedonia throughout the centuries and turns your region into a cultural pole, I dare say of global scope."

"For me, it is a great honour that as the prime minister of our country, I will have the opportunity to connect my name and the name of our government with these emblematic restoration projects that are being carried out at the archaeological site of Vergina," he added.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Archaeological Site of Aigai on January 5, 2024

The prime minister also pointed out that "for the first time, we can see the future with more optimism".

"As 2024 dawns, I believe that, after several difficult years, for the first time, we can see the future with more optimism, with more light, with more sun, just as sunny today is. In a Greece that will develop, that will take advantage of its comparative advantages. With a rural world, which despite the difficulties we all recognise exist, knows very well that it enjoys the support of this government both in the easy and the difficult," said Mitsotakis in his greeting to the residents of Meliki.

He also pledged "that this government will continue day and night to face the many problems. Because problems never stop, we never hid them under the carpet, but we proved that with hard work methodically, with efficiency, all problems can finally be solved."

Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Archaeological Site of Aigai on January 5, 2024

Mitsotakis underlined: "I want you to know that my love for Macedonia, my love for Imathia, it is stable and timeless".

The prime minister also pointed out that the total compensation to farmers exceeded 1 billion euros, stressing that "the farmers' contribution was 500 million euros, so the state put in another 500 million euros, which it could not have done if it had not gone the economy is good."

As he said, "total prosperity turns into individual advantage".

See the impressive photos from the restored palace:

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai

Archaeological Site of Aigai
Images from Proto Thema.

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