Best Places to go for Archaeological Holidays

If you’re looking for a holiday that is a little more meaningful than lying on the beach, then archaeological holidays may be the perfect option. Adapted from Greek, the word ‘archaeology’ means the pursuit of ancient knowledge. These kind of alternative holidays are unique and give you the opportunity to learn new skills or get involved with local communities and new cultures. Archaeological holidays are becoming increasingly popular and are a great option if you’re searching for something different, educational and full of adventure. Nothing is quite as exciting as hands-on digging at an excavation site and the thrill of discovering ancient relics. It’s perfect for students and a wonderful pastime for anyone interested in ancient history. From fieldwalking to cataloguing, for old and young alike, all anyone needs is enthusiasm. The UK, Ireland and Orkneys are packed full of sites to visit, and there are numerous opportunities to volunteer for work on archaeological digs, either for a day’s introduction or a full working holiday. For those looking further afield, there are many countries offering stunning archaeological sites and amazing museums to explore, from the infamous Acropolis of Ancient Greece to Pompei and the Amalfi Coast. You could even take a short term loan from to fund a ‘bucket list’ holiday to the Inca sites of Peru.

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