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Address: 41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Worth the walk!

Well worth the 20-25 min walk through the park (and beyond!) to this amazing Roman site, which they think is only 12% exposed as yet. Very well preserved ruins, especially the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Amazing historical site . Allow 2-3 hours to see the original walls and mozaics. There are three levels in this site from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. This is a short walk from say the Premier Centar or the Korzo

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This site could be so much more ... but it is a) hard to find (VERY poorly marked on signs as you go through Bitola), b) very poorly maintained (it took me a few minutes even to figure out where the entrance was), and c) very poorly marked as to what you're seeing and the site's historical significance (the "museum"... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Well worth the 20-25 min walk through the park (and beyond!) to this amazing Roman site, which they think is only 12% exposed as yet. Very well preserved ruins, especially the theatre, but note that no photos are allowed (from inside the site). Also note that there is no shade as you walk around the site, so the museum is... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Worked at this site while on an Archaeological field school. Had a blast, and the site is spectacular. The Mosaics alone are worth the hike up there.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Worth the visit and the small 100 mkd entry fee. Lack of progress and glamour is certainly not about lack of passion but lack of funds. Guy at ticket office was full of info and very helpful, showed us photos of mosaics protected from harsh winter cold. Pay a visit and support their good work. That's the only way this... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The site is easy 3 km walk from Bitola center. It is amazing site and supposed the present site is only 30% of the original city of Heraclea. It contains beautiful amphitheater, where you can get a good view of the site. At the site is also a small museum, but in my mind it is necessary to visit also... More 

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Bodrum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Site easy to reach from centre of town. Mosaics spectacular and can see them in original position. Basic signage. Basic information. Reasonable price. Museum on site not very informative. Need to visit regional museum in Bitola for more information

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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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Address: 41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
Location: Europe  >  Republic of Macedonia  >  Pelagonia Region  >  Bitola

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