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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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40 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
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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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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athens
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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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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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