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Address: 41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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pay a visit and help fund future excavation. small fee

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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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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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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