Heraclea
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Ridem1953
St. George, UT60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Rather shadeless site, however a very good sel-directed tour by smart phone. Nominal (120MKD) admission. The large, well preserved floor mosaics from the 4-5th C AD, as well as late Roman era town layout are the highlights of the visit. Bring a camera and a sun hat!
Written September 11, 2022
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A M
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
All the mosaics were covered by pebbles, several inches deep, so none of them could be seen. The mosaics are the main feature of the site, and it is not really worth visiting without them. There are also no signposts with information about the areas of the site.
Written February 23, 2024
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Assaf Naor
66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Visited in August, make sure you take water and head covering because limited shade.
Only 120 denars to enter.Interesting site with beautiful mosaics and a small amphitheater but well worth the visit.Toilets are clean with soap and paper.
Written August 12, 2021
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Phil McC
San Francisco, CA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
A wonderful old Roman ruin partially restored but with incredible mosaics. Not all of them can be seen as they are being protected but those that can be are fantastic. There are varoous basilica, a beautiful fountain and an amphitheater plus a thermal and other buildings. There are QR codes ypu can download to get more information and they worked great for me.
Well worth the 120 MKD entrance fee. Sadly the museum was closed when I visited.
Written May 23, 2022
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T. Illerhaus
Ventura, CA88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Beautiful mosaic floors. The general structures and amphitheater are well preserved. We visited the place in Sep 2020, so had the place for ourselves. It's a bit difficult to find since Google Maps' direction was not clear, and there was hardly any signs. Definitely worth a day trip from Lake Ohrid or Skopje.
Written December 30, 2020
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Lurls
Sydney, Australia260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heraclea Lyncestis is a short walk from Bitola and has some of the best preserved mosaics from the Roman period that can be found at a ruin site (and not in a museum). The site dates back to 4thC BC when it was founded by Philip II. It became a Roman centre in the 2ndC AD. Much of what can be seen at the site is from the much later Christian Roman period, i.e. much of the mosaics and the basilicas.

The following websites provide more information on the site:
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To get to Heraclea, you follow Ulica Marsal Tito south to the large park and continue past the sports stadium along the main road. You will see a sign for Heraclea Lyncestis directing you to a turnoff on the right. The road then leads past a cemetry to the ruins.

At the time of writing the entance fee is 100MKD with an additional fee of 500MKD to take photos.
Written November 4, 2007
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spiewak2015
Warsaw, Poland205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Heraclea to starożytne miasteczko z ruinami wielu budynków z czasów rzymskich. Na uwagę zasługuje szczególnie dobrze zachowany amfiteatr. Niestety cały kompleks jest nieco zapuszczony. Mimo to za wejście trzeba zapłacić. Jednakże warto zrobić przystanek i zobaczyć to niesamowite miejsce.
Written February 8, 2020
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NLgirl06🇲🇰
Europe5,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heraclea Linkestis is suited south of Bitola on the road to Greece.
On the botom of Shirok Sokak (the main pedestrian street) starts the large City park, behind that is Heraclea.
It is about 2 km from the town center & it is nice leasurely walk .
At the moment Heraclea is ongoing more excavation, but is still open for tourist.
Nice touch is that they have build some souvenir shop/caffe into the Ampiteatre and also have permanent exebition of things found on the site.
They offer guded tours in English, French, Italian, Turkish,Russian & Greek.
Entrance is aproximatly €10 and that alows you to take photos. If you only want entrance than you pay €1.5
Heraklea have amazing mosaics.
They are usualy covered from Octomber to May to protect them from the elements. Interesting thing is that Heraclea started its life as Macedonian settelmant founded by Philip II of Macedon , but its haydays were under the Romans, as Heraclea was on important stop on the road Via Ignatia.
Connecting Rome with Constantinopoli (todays Istanbul) thus connecting the western & eastern Roman empire.
Also there are few early Christian Basilicas as well. But the highlite is the Amphiteatre. Wich is used today for Bitola Cultural Summer and Heraclea Nites.
Many preformers used the stage there including Pop & Rock 'en Roll musicians.
If you decide to visit Heraclea, make sure you have sturdy walking boots & bottle of water.
Also do not forget your camera too.
Written June 6, 2009
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Klara P
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
The place is not properly maintained, it was very sad actually.. some old parts are just left among trash stuff while other are displayed in "museum" with no guarded access, no one payes any attention to what the visitors do, whether they go where it s not allowed to, whether they pick something!! This is not how any archeological site should be treated.. I was amazed.. in a negative way.
Written September 7, 2012
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JuliaSN
Saint Louis, MO204 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is a lovely, very interesting ruin. The mosaics on the floor are beautiful and impressive. We made a mistake of asking the man in the ticket booth for a small tour and he told us we could tell him how long we wanted it to be. We said 20-30 minutes. We ended up being there for nearly an hour and barely saw any of the actual ruins, and he gave us very little information about the site. He kept going on and on and on about the history of the overall country and the current political struggles. He stopped and apologized for doing it but then kept doing it. I even interrupted him finally to ask him to tell us about the site, which he did for a couple of minutes, and then he went back to talking about more current events and recent history. We ran out of time and had to leave, and basically ran through the ruins on our own with no guide for most of it. My parents who are older and walk slower didn’t even see most of it. It was the last thing we did after a week in Macedonia and our only stop in Bitola, and it was so frustrating to want to learn about the very interesting site we came to see and to have the guide tell us so little about it. We would have been better off not asking for the guide at all, then we could have walked through at our own pace and seen more of the site in less time. We felt we wasted our time. Beautiful site but the guide needs to learn to focus his tours on the site unless people start asking him questions about the rest.
Written September 29, 2019
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