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Address: 41. 011036, 21. 342487, Bitola 1000, Republic of Macedonia
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if you are interested in history this is the place to go and explore, its in the outskirts of the city but walkable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Aeronaut65
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Heraclea is the old city 1 km from the center of Bitola. There are very interesting old buildings ....!!!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

...there are some well-preserved ones here. We walked from our hotel in Bitola which took us about half an hour using Google maps to find it. There is an extra charge if you want to take photos. The museum on site contains very few items with sparse explanations. The site is all outdoors, so this is a pleasant activity for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating ancient Macedonian ruins. I loved mosaics and the ampitheatre. It's a must see if you're in Bitola.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 40-acres in size. A hodge podge of ruins with Byzantine built upon Roman foundations. Old amphitheater above the site is 80-percent reconstruction. Some floor mosaics to look at but the majority of the Roman stuff is still below ground. Wear a hat as there is no shade. Visiting once was enough for me.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are interested in history this is the place to go and explore, its in the outskirts of the city but walkable.

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Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

he Ancient city of Heraclea Lyncestis is situated on the south side of the city of Bitola, in its immediate vicinity and is believed to have been founded by King Philip II of Macedon in around the fourth century BC, before being conquered by the Romans in approximately the second century BC.One of the most celebrated aspects of Heraklea Linkestis... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Ohrid area for two days, so we spent the 2nd day to Bitola's Heraclea ruins. This place is famous for its beautiful mosaic floors, particularly the one in the Great Basilica. The guide is a staff working on the compound, and he explained the symbolic meaning of the floor's flora and fauna mosaics to great details. Compared... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is in pretty good shape. The buildings are well-labelled and in English. Impressive mosaics and ambient music was played during our visit. The "museum" was largely empty and looked like it had been looted. One of the ticket-sellers had a lot of interesting info about the root of the Macedonians he was randomly explaining to some German family.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the walk from Shirok Sokak Street to see this former settlement and see the mosaics. There is a small fee to enter and then you can wander around and walk on the platforms and walls to see the ruins and also the beautiful mosaics. They are covered during the winter, so plan to visit when they are visible.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you're planning to come to Bitola, check out the ruins with a guide and they'll tell you the history of the ruins, which are not badly preserved. However, if you're unsure about coming to Bitola, don't come just for this. There are better ruins in Greece and Turkey.

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