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“ancient heraclea”
Review of Heraclea

Heraclea
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US$227.33*
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Private Full Day Trip to Bitola from Skopje
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US$205.79*
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Private Full Day Trip to Bitola from Ohrid
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Bitola
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

I visited this place in june 2013. It is very well preserved and only 20 minutes walking distance from Bitola centre. At the ticket office there was a guy who was very helpful and gave us lots of information about the Macedonian history and the origin of Heraclea. For any travellers exploring Bitola and surrounding areas i will recommed a visit to Heraclea

1  Thank gherardo355
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

This place is full of old history of an underground city that archeologists have been digging up for years. It was built with stone and small tiles that have not been retouched and don't need to be. All of the art work was so perfectly detailed. Everytime I've gone to Macedonia I've gone to Heraclea to see how much more has been dug up. This is one of the most interesting places I've ever seen.

Thank liljana v
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Heraclea Lyncestis was founded by Philip II of Macedon in the middle of the 4th century BC, after he had conquered the surrounding region of Lynkestis and incorporated it, into his kingdom of Macedonia. The city was named in honor of the mythological Greek hero Heracles. The epithet Lynkestis means "the Land of the Lynx" in Greek.Heraclea was a strategically important town, as it was the edge of Macedon's border, to the non-Greek world to the north and with Epirus to the west. Today is situated 2 Km south of Bitola, on the road that connects Bitola with Greece.
The entrance fee is 100 MKD (1€ = 61 MKD, June2013) plus 300 MKD for taking photos.
The remains are well preserved, dating back from the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Slavs.
Interesting!

3  Thank semnik1969
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Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

This site would not pass health and safety in most of the EU so it is as well that Macedonia is not a part of it. To see the fascinating mosaic of the large basilica properly it is necessary to negotiate and stand-on walls and metal connecting plates.

The aforesaid mosaic is intricate and chock full of symbolism relating to the Early Christian church. Animals, trees, birds and sea creatures abound. Some species are clear i.e. pomegranate and fig tree but others are open to interpretation. It is a sight to engender debate.

The rest of the site is compact although there is a restored theatre. There is a good book containing pictures of the mosaic.

1  Thank SueKot
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Historical site with excellent stories during the roman period. Amphitheatre is still in use for concerts. You should visit it!

Thank mishevski
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