Fluent in four languages (including English and Modern Greek), Heinrich received a Classical education in Germany, studied at University College Dublin, lectured at Trinity College Dublin, received a studentship at the British School at Athens, and was for many years the Assistant Director of the Irish Institute at Athens. A resident of Athens, he reports archaeological and cultural developments in print, online, as well as on radio and television.
Heinrich has worked on archaeological excavations and surveys in Western Europe and Greece, and has an infectious enthusiasm for the history, traditions, cuisine, music and modern culture of the areas in which he travels. Working with Peter Sommer Travels since 2009, he is an experienced and popular guide for our tours in Greece, Turkey and Ireland: our guests especially enjoy his hands-on way of bringing prehistory back to life. He has also been involved in designing our tours in Croatia and he is one of Peter Sommer Travels' two main writers. He is currently considering finishing his PhD at University College Dublin, is engaged in academic work on the prehistory of the Aegean, and is Co-Editor of the Blue Guide to the Aegean Islands.