Students will stay at the Blagovesta Guest-house at Ilindentsi. The guest house has comfortable rooms with 2 to 3 beds, bathrooms with a WC, shower, air-conditioning, and TV. Laundry service and free Wi-Fi is provided. Students are not expected to bring any additional equipment, sleeping bags or towels.
The village and the site: Ilindentsi is a small village – there are a couple of basic food & beverage shops, bars & taverns, a winery, a Christian Orthodox church and an art-center with a sculpture park. The closest supermarket, drug-store, pharmacy, bank with ATM and medical office are in the municipal center Strumyani, 3 km away from Ilindentsi.
The excavation site is situated about 1 km away from Blagovesta guesthouse. Participants will be expected to walk to the site and back to the guest house during the work days. The walk takes approximately 15 minutes. All site trenches are protected from the sun by sheds. The site has no running water or electricity nearby but there is a field latrine.
Meals: Three meals (Balkan cuisine) per day are provided. Meals usually take place in the guest-house garden. Brown-bag-lunches will be provided during excursions and days-off. This field school can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and individuals with lactose-intolerance. Kosher and gluten-free restrictions are impossible to accommodate in this location.
Students must pay on their own for extra days and for single room accommodation as well as for extra meals, beverages, services and products!