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41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Bitola
Type: Ancient Ruins
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were travelling from to Skopje down south, so we thought we'd pay a visit to Bitola on route. Once in Bitola, the signs to Heraclea were well signposted with the usual common brown tourist signs. Entrance was 100 MKD each, along with another 300 MKD to take photos. Still not sure whether the extra fee for photos was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The site is a bit of a mess. One man seemed to be on duty looking after everything. He apologized for the large fee for taking photographs, and gave us a discount. I suspect that is to reward honesty - no-one would have known if we are taking photos or not. You can clamber over low, presumably reconstructed, walls looking... More

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Smederevo, Serbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you're visiting Bitola you simply have to visit such a historically significant place as Heraclea. You'll be able to see ruins of the ancient Heraclea and many interesting artefacts from ancient period.

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Pliezhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was one of the many ancient ruins that I visited in Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania and it was definitely one of the neatest. Helpful staff with plenty of information to give and just like most of the other ruins had well marked signs explaining what everything was. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 rating is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

If your road passes by the town of the monastery you can take a look. And if you want to relax there is always the casino.

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Decatur, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was disappointed with Heraclea. It is not a large ruin nor exceptional, with the exception of the Basilica mosaic floor. The site is poorly cared for and poorly presented. The admission fee is low but if you want to take pictures it is three times as high.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It is worth a visit if someone passes through Bitola. - Preparation: Be prepared with some background information before you get there. - Location: Beautiful. Close to the national road to the Greek border. Thirty minute walk or 10 minute drive from the city centre of Bitola. - Admission cost: 1,60 Euro. - Photos: You have to pay 5 Euros... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

T walk the streets of an ancient town, see its sewer system or check the name inscriptins on thetre seats which were the ancient way of booking a seat seamed surreal, yet possible in Heraclea.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I visited this place in june 2013. It is very well preserved and only 20 minutes walking distance from Bitola centre. At the ticket office there was a guy who was very helpful and gave us lots of information about the Macedonian history and the origin of Heraclea. For any travellers exploring Bitola and surrounding areas i will recommed a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This place is full of old history of an underground city that archeologists have been digging up for years. It was built with stone and small tiles that have not been retouched and don't need to be. All of the art work was so perfectly detailed. Everytime I've gone to Macedonia I've gone to Heraclea to see how much more... More

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