Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project 2019 (Balkan Heritage/ Institute for Field Research)


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Session 1: 22 June - 6 July; Session 2: 6-20 July; Session 3: 22 June - 20 July, 2019

Accommodation: Accommodation is at VMK Military Club or nearby guest houses which have comfortable rooms with two to three beds, equipped with a/c, refrigerators, TV. The hotel is located close to the town beaches, the Old Town Quarter, the Archaeological Museum and within a 15 min walk of the archaeological site. Wifi is available in the lobby area of the hotel. Staying an extra day costs 25 EUR. Single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee of 110 EUR per week.

Alternative more luxurious accommodation (single, double or triple rooms) is available for an additional fee of 120 to 180 EUR per week upon request at Villa Kera. Places are limited.

For those who prefer higher class accommodation, the BHFS would recommend to make reservations with the following hotels in Sozopol: Hotel Casa del Mare and Hotel Fiesta. All participants who organize and pay extra for their own accommodation will receive a discount of 75 EUR (per week) off the admission fee.   

Participants must pay on their own for extra days and for single room accommodation!  

Meals: Daily breakfast and the official welcome and the farewell dinners are covered by the admission fee. Students are responsible for their own lunch and dinners.

Sozopol offers variety of restaurants that can meet everyone’s preferences and dietary requirements – from fast food options to cozy gourmet restaurants. The average meal price (soup/salad, main dish and dessert) can cost between 6 to 12 USD. The project team will recommend restaurants for different preferences (cuisine, cost, dietary needs) and will arrange discounts for the students. 

The admission fee is valid only for students who enroll in this field school through the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS). Students wishing to obtain credits and benefit from the advantages of the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans must apply and enroll through the Institute for Field Research (IFR), USA and pay admission fees corresponding to the IFR's terms and conditions.

BHFS admission fee includes: Educational and fieldwork activities, Bed & Breakfast accommodation, tools, materials, project handbook and issue of Certificate of Attendance, administrative costs and excursions included in the field school program plus relevant entrance fees.

Super Early Bird Admission fee for two-week session is 1149 EUR  (approx.1344 USD)  / for four-week session is 2249 EUR (approx. 2631 USD) 

Please check the website for more details! Participants who don't need academic credits, won't be expected to pay for the tuition fee.