The Crossroads of Ancient Civilizations

The Crossroads of Ancient Civilizations

(8 Hours)

Description

Meet your guide and driver for a full day tour of Bitola area. Your first destination will be the archeological site of Heraclea Lyncestis. Famous for its dazzling mosaics, ancient theatre and Roman baths, Heraclea is the most vividly preserved city from the surviving Ancient Macedonian Empire in the country. Founded in the 4th century B.C and conquered by the Romans two centuries later, it was built on the Via Egnatia and became one of the key stations on this trading route. First excavations were done before World War I. Beautiful Roman baths, the Episcopal Church and baptistery, a Jewish temple, portico and a Roman theatre now used for summer concerts and theatre performances – all stand proud in excellent condition. Then you will visit the nearby town of Bitola – a historic town probably founded by Phillip of Macedonia in the 4th century BC. Then it was called Heraclea in honour of the Hellenistic hero Heracles (Hercules). Later, it prospered due to its proximity to the Via Egnatia – the Roman road which crossed the whole Balkan Peninsula, from the Adriatic coast to the Bosporus and Byzantium (later Constantinople and Istanbul). Under the Byzantines, it became an important center of Christianity and religious art. In the Middle Ages, Bitola was largely part of the Bulgarian Kingdom until the 14th century when it was taken over by the Ottomans. In the afternoon, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

Included:

Some Meal Included

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Virtuoso

All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member

Experience(s)

Tour Pricing

11-13 People

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$93/person
  • Private Transportation
  • Entrance into Chichen Itza
  • Lunch
  • Tequila Tasting Tour
  • Cenote Entrance

Reviews

We really enjoyed all of our tour guides and adventure guides throughout our time in Croatia! They were always friendly, professional and right on time. The selection of activities was varied and outstanding. We enjoyed the accommodations too. Unique and stylish! While the whole thing felt worth it in aggregate, once we got over there and saw what the prices actually were of things, it felt like we had paid a very high premium in advance. That said, we were having such a great time we tried to just put that our of our minds and enjoy the moment!
Aimee Leon
12 Jul 2022
Calvados provided accurate representations and response times to our requests. We are especially grateful for their flexibility and understanding as they worked with us to modify our booking dates due to Covid.
Linda Allen-Speer
28 Jun 2022
My girls had an amazing time in Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik! Everything was seamless from the transportation to hotel too planned activities and guides. Our favorite places were Hvar and Dubrovnik- gorgeous blue water and amazing history.
Laney Sachs
11 Jun 2022

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