This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the reimbursement payment:
- Bresto: Digging in the Time of Troy
Bansko is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 927 m above sea level. The archaeological traces of the inhabitants of Bansko and the Razlog Valley in general date to the early periods of the Roman Empire. There are several housing structures on the outskirts of the town, which date to 100 BC. However, there is no consensus nor credible theory on who these people were. Bansko, then part of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire was added to Bulgaria during the reign of Khan Krum, most probably around 811 AD, and passed back-and-forth between Byzantines and Bulgarians for the next few centuries, before control fell to the Ottomans in the 14th century. Bansko, once mainly a stockbreeding and travelling merchant community, has become an international centre for winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation.
The tour/price includes:
Guided tour of the Historic Museum and Bansko's Downtown Quarter