Heraclea Lyncestis tour

Half day tour to Heraclea Lyncestis, an archaeological site from Antiqity, Roman and Early Christian period originally founded by Philip II of Macedon and later important because of its location on the famous VIA IGNATIA road More Info: http://haemus.o Half day tour to Heraclea Lyncestis, an archaeological site from Antiqity, Roman and Early Christian period originally founded by Philip II of Macedon and later important because of its location on the famous VIA IGNATIA road

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The Ancient city of Heraclea Lyncestis is situated on the south side of the city of Bitola, in its immediate vicinity. The antique ruins of Heraclea provoked scholarly interest in the early 19th century. Diplomatic representatives were especially active in this domain, and this site was an important part of their daily activity.

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The emergence of this, the most important city in Antique Macedonia, is linked with the name of Philip II of Macedonia, in mid-4th century BC. Towards the middle of the 2nd century, the Romans conquered Macedonia and subdued its political power, turning it into a province and partitioning it into four regions. Despite such a situation, Heraclea, which became part of the fourth region, experienced a degree of prosperity. In the first three centuries of the new era, it acquired the status of a Roman colony. This is confirmed by an inscription on a marble base dating from the 3rd century AD , which includes a reference to the name of Septimia Aurelia Heraclea.

All the mosaics in Heraclea possess unique beauty, but the masterpiece of Early Christian art is the floor mosaic in the narthex of the Great Basilica. It is a genuine testimony to the Christian faith; in its symbolic language we can identify the ancient alphabet of the Christian religious system. The city of Heraclea did not enjoy long the fruits of its Golden Age. The dark age of barbarism came about with the onslaughts of Avars and Slavs. They did not settle it, but scattered around it and interrupted forever the city’s urban life that had gathered all kinds of experiences over the centuries.

Departure: from meeting point
Duration: half day tour
Guide: professional licensed tourist guide
Price: 25 EUR per person (min 3 persons)
Entrance: Tickets per person (included)
– Heraclea Lyncestis (100 mkd = 1,8€)

You can book a tour, or you can contact us in the following ways:
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By phone: 00 389 77 524 987

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