One can rarely meet a person who would not have heard about Alexander the Great. This is truly a legendary conqueror and ruler ahead of his time. Alexander the Great served as a catalyst for the globalization of Hellenism.
Alexander III, the son of Philip II and Olimpiada was born in the summer of 356 BC, he was only 20 years old when in 336 BC. he became the successor of his father on the throne of Macedonia. When Alexander was thirteen, Philip invited the great scientist Aristotle to Macedonia and instructed him to teach his son. The favorite heroes of little Alexander were Achilles and Hercules, while he always kept a copy of the Iliad of Homer under the pillow, edited by Aristotle.
During the three years spent together with Alexander, Aristotle shared with him knowledge about the ethics, politics, geography of Asia, as well as some metaphysical thoughts. Later Aristotle wrote for Alexander a treatise on the art of governing, awakening the interest of the young Macedonian king for philosophy, scientific research and medicine. At sixteen, while his father was absent, Alexander ruled Macedonia and even managed to suppress the uprising in Thrace.
Alexander was one of the strongest personalities in history; he expanded significantly the boundaries of cognition and human activity in general, and gave the Greek science and culture opportunities that had never been presented before. The isolation of one particular state was replaced by the idea of an "inhabited world", the public domain of civilized people.
The Greek culture, which until then had been adopted by Greeks, spread throughout the world. For the convenience of the inhabitants of this new world, various dialects of the Greek language were replaced by one "common" Greek.
Alexander's dream was a world in which all people should be citizens of the state without discrimination of tribes or institutions and would be subject to the harmony of natural law that is coming from the Universe while they live together in society, not under compulsion, but only by their will and with great love.
It is known that the place of burial of the great commander was never found, but those who come to Greece have a unique opportunity to visit the tomb of his father - Philip II, which keeps the untold treasures of the last Macedonian dynasty. Vergina is a unique place of concentration of Alexander’s heritage, where one can feel like a real archeologist, revealing the veil of secrecy surrounding the great king.