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"Heraclea Lyncestis"


Heraclea Lyncestis is an ancient city which lies on the southern periphery of the city of Bitola, in the foothills of Mount Baba. It is named after Herakle, mythical hero and founder of the Macedonian royal dynasty Agreadi, while the epithet Lyncestis, comes from the city “Linkestidska”, coming from the region Linkestida where the city was located. The city was founded in the pre- roman period, during the IV century BC, by the Macedonian king Philip II. Today on the territory of Heraclea, are found remains of several sacred objects decorated with floor mosaics maid in opus sectile and opus tessalatum, dating from the V and VI century. They are named the small basilica (A), civil basilica (B), the great basilica (C) and cemetery basilica (D)- located about 250 meters for the central city area of Heraclea, where early Christian graves were discovered, then the courtroom dating from the Roman period, thermal from Roman period ( 2nd century ac ) theater from the roman period, Episcopal residence form early Christian time and a city fountain dating from the period of Justinian. In its place today are held various cultural events. It is open for visit every day from 08:00-16:00.




Stibera, or what archeologists like to call the Macedonian Pompeii, is  a remaining of an ancient citiy in Macedonia, and one of the most attractive ancient urban settlements. It is located near the village Chepigovo, and its remains are located on the southern slops of the hill Bedem, where the river Blato is trickling in the Black River ( Erigon). In this area are found different types of marble decorations, statues and busts, including the statute of the goddess Tihe on a pedestal with inscription. The temple was consisted of lobby and shrine. The walls were built of solid stone and mortar, and the foundations were solid and massive. The method of construction was typically Roman. From the excavated architectural buildings the most significant is the ancient gymnasium, consisted of two separate buildings: Heron with sanctuary and Perstil with lobby.


"Marko′s Towers"

The locality of “ Markovi Kuli” is located in the central part of Macedonia, near the town of Prilep. It is composed of different denounces forms who are representing an exclusive sculpture of the relief. This phenomenal appearance of denounce forms, are due to the geological structure of the ground, and the climate. According to the contemporary chronological examines, the granites have been about 300 million years old. Both sequences in the north are connected with the highest peaks: Zlatovrv (1422m) and Lipa (1392m). Through the whole massive, several of forms exist, such as: peaks, poles, mushrooms, plates and others.



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