The north wing of the palace at Vergina, now destroyed, consisted of a row of square chambers. Along the entire length of the north wall of this wing there ran a narrow open veranda fronted by a low protecting parapet.
This extension added a novel feature to the traditional plan of the closed ancient Greek house by opening it outward. It also constituted a model which was to figure prominently in the history of architecture.
The balcony offered the occupants of the building an enchanting view over the entire region of the lower Haliakmon, and the vast Macedonian plain with the cities of Pella in the north and Beroia in the west.