Introduction

This is a completely new way of doing archaeological field work. It is an active and educational vacation spent in Croatia, a beautiful and colourful environment where green and blue colours of nature dominate the area between Split and Trogir. All this will provide a unique experience for all participants. The rich and turbulent history of this area offers an endless source of findings from different historical periods, and it is therefore easy to understand why it is still insufficiently explored. 

The ancient town that we will explore was an opulent Roman city – SALONAE (plural). It was established as the centre of the newly annexed province of Dalmatia at the 1st c BC, firstly mentioned in historical scripts at the 2nd century BC. Often neglected historical importance of this city, which at its peak was among the largest Roman cities in general, has propelled various researchers to discover its mysteries and share it with the rest of the world. During many years of research, tons of findings were discovered and processed here, various publications written, many archaeologists educated, secrets revealed… We feel great pride to be able to participate in such a project, contributing to newly gained knowledge and future generations. An added value to this program are organized private guided tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the towns of Split and Trogir, and in particular a visit to Roman Augusteum in Narona, a town contemporary to Salona, situated 1100 kilometers to the south.

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1

Sun
Arrival / transfer to accommodation / visit to Ancient salona site / introduction to the expert team / buffet dinner

Day 2

Mon
Breakfast / field work - the basic instructions and an introduction to excavation / lunch / free time / buffet dinner

Day 3

Tue
Breakfast / fieldwork / lunch /Tour of the city of Split & Diocletian`s Palace pt. 1 / buffet dinner

Day 4

Wed
Breakfast / fieldwork / lunch / free time / buffet dinner 

Day 5

Thu
Breakfast / fieldwork / buffet lunch / Tour of the city of Split & Diocletian`s Palace pt. 2  / buffet dinner

Day 6

Fri
Breakfast / fieldwork /lunch /diving course / visiting submerged ancient ports of Siculi  (OPTIONAL) / buffet dinner

Day 7

Sat
Breakfast / Tour to town of Sinj and Roman military camp Tilurium (lunch included) / buffet dinner

Day 8

Sun
Breakfast / free time / buffet lunch / free time / buffet dinner

Day 9

Mon
Breakfast / fieldwork / lunch / tour to the city of Trogir / buffet dinner

Day 10

Tue
Breakfast / fieldwork / lunch / free time / buffet dinner

Day 11

Wed
Breakfast / fieldwork /lunch / Off-road tour to Biranj and prehistoric Mujo Cave / buffet dinner

Day 12

Thu
Breakfast / fieldwork / lunch / Tour to Archaeological Museum in Split / buffet dinner

Day 13

Fri
Breakfast / fieldwork / lunch / Tour to Klis fortress / buffet dinner

Day 14

Sat
Breakfast / Tour to Narona museum in situ (lunch included) / buffet dinner

Day 15

Sun
Breakfast / transfer to the airport

Details

on request

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Shared accommodation in Tourist Resort Resnik 2* in bungalows (max 4 pax) with AC on All Inclusive base (14 nights/15 days)
  • All local transfers as per program
  • Excursions as per program with expert local guide to local attractions (ENG)
  • Professional lectures and workshops as per program (ENG)
  • Excavation program with expert guidance - archaeologists, curators (ENG)
  • Entrance tickets to museums visited
  • Required literature 
  • Farewell lunch in family restaurant Radmanove Mlinice
  • Organization
  • Logistic support and service during the entire stay 
  • VAT