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Address: 41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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Great historical site

Heraclea is impressive, although I believe much of it has been refurbished and is still being rebuilt.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
TorontoOceanBaby
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's no any public transport to reach, only by car or by foot, by park from the central street it took around 25 min. Admission fee around 3-4$. There's small museum on the territory as well. Nothing special to be honest.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Heraclea is impressive, although I believe much of it has been refurbished and is still being rebuilt.

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kfs, israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

the magnificent mosaic floors are covered for the winter in mid October. we could just see pictures of them and a glance (thanks to one of the workers). these mosaics are exceptional in the ancient world and most recommended.

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great place to go visit if you are in the area. Easy to get to and well worth the time. Good variety of things to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

nice placeHeraclea was a strategically important town during the Hellenistic period, as it was at the edge of Macedon's border with Epirus to the west and Paeonia to the north, until the middle of the 2nd century BC,

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Very impressive yet small-scale archeological place. Very few other visitors but perhaps that different in other periods. Seemed that archeologists were still digging and local staff was relaxed and friendly. Pity that the local museum area was closed for mysterious reasons.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

A good site to walk around with some excellent and complex mosaics. The gate-keeper was friendly, helpful and informative. Not easy to find but worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

compared to stobi, this is a smaller archaeological sight. it offers some informaiton about the historic city it used to be, but not much.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited in heavy rain but the tour guide gave an informative history of site. The mosaics especially the unusually squid were a highlight for many in the group. Small museum worth a visit.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Heraclea was quite a suprise. I defenitely didn't expect to see so many beautyfull mosaics. I've been to quite some antiqe places, but I have to say that these mosaics really pleasantly suprised me. The only bad thing about this place is that it is forgotten by its own country. Unfortunately. It is a treasure with a lot of potential... More 

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