Trip scholar

Professor Peter Sarris FHS, Oxon. Reader in late Roman, Medieval and Byzantine History, University of Cambridge

Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and Director of the Virtual Centre for Late Antiquity


  • Visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Butrint, where Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman remains are set amidst a beautiful lake

  • Stroll around Gjirokastra’s 600 preserved Ottoman era stone houses, quaint cobbled streets and imposing 4th-century castle

  • Uncover the remains of the great classical city of Apollonia

  • Delight in Albania’s monasteries, churches and basilicas, with their lavish mosaics and unique frescoes

  • Discover the story of Caesar’s Civil War with Pompey, of which many crucial battles which were fought in Illyria, leaving the region littered with atmospheric sites


1-10 June 2022


£2,395 per person
£240 single supplement

More information

On this incredible journey you will join Professor Peter Sarris, and discover Albania’s fascinating culture and world-class archaeology as it emerges from decades of Communist isolation. This unique opportunity includes visits to UNESCO-listed ruins, a 4th century castle, the remains of a classical city, as well as some of Albania’s most beautiful monasteries, churches and basilicas.

Further details & bookings

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