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Heraclea

41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Bitola
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The old greek city is out of center, not always easy to find. We entered first through an open gate to Bitola zoo :-) Most part of the place is not open for visit, you can just have a general aeral vieuw from theather. Hope it'll get much more better when everything will be accessible.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A wonderful display of culture from such a culture rich nation! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Heraclea and were amazed by the beauty and quality of the ruins that have been uncovered.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Heraclea is a historical roman excavation in Bitola. It has nice mosaics and stone displays in the site and in the museum but sad to say they are poorly arranged and have no proper labels and description. The place needs some serious maintenance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The day I visited it was raining and I was drenched and it was really worth it. The mosaic pieces through the excavations so far reveal some of the art of the Hellenic period of history. This city was not founded by Rome but Macedon and its nice to see this site as majority of sites are Roman. The theater... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It is a good place to visit but don't bother the travel, if you only go to see that specific attraction. If you are in Macedonia and do a trip around the country, then you may include it in the list as it is fairly important Macedonian toursit attraction. However, there is nothing unique showed and you can find similar... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Heraclea Lyncestis near Bitola is an interesting excavation from Roman times. Heraclea was built by king Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century b.C. It's only partly uncovered, but you can see a.o. an amfitheatre, 2 basilicas, roman baths and some houses. Mainly the mosaics are impressive. The museum has not yet very much to show, and funny enough... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Unfortunately disappointing. A small site maybe 150 metres x 150 metres and not containing a lot, best described by looking at the photographs. Most famous for its floor mosaic, which is covered up with gravel to preserve it so you can’t see that either. And if you do visit, just don’t pay for the camera as well. No one is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Gainesville
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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
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11 helpful votes 11 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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