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Heraclea

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Address: 41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Well worth the time to visit

A very interesting site with evidence of settlement during several periods. There are not a lot of explanatory signs, but the site attendant/guide is very knowledgeable. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Wilmington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Some lovely mosaics and a nice location away from the encroaching town. The attendant has worked there over thirty years and is very knowledgeable and helpful. Very peaceful place and you're likely to have it to yourself

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Wilmington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A very interesting site with evidence of settlement during several periods. There are not a lot of explanatory signs, but the site attendant/guide is very knowledgeable. We were traveling with a professional interpreter, so there was no language barrier. Very small fee for taking photos.

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Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Out of town from Bitola, we found this ancient site almost deserted. Whilst the amphitheater was is good condition, much was in a poor state of repair, although work was ongoing. However, the mosaics were stunning. But whilst not high up on the list of archeological great sites, still worth a visit if you're in the area.

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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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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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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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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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