Forensic Anthropology Field School - Itinerary

Study Abroad


Annual Forensic Anthropology Field School

Albania, Greece, and Romania 

Dates: May 15 - June 7, 2018


Please note: All times are local to their countries. Albanian time is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Greek/Romanian time is 7 hours ahead of US Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Itinerary is subject to revision.


Day 1: Tuesday, 5/15

12:00 PM: Expedition members flying in group meet at Lufthansa counter in TERMINAL 1
4:10 PM: DEP JFK for Frankfurt (Lufthansa #401)

Day 2: Wednesday, 5/16

5:50 AM: ARR Frankfurt (flight time 7½ hrs.)
Connection time: 5 hrs.
11:05 AM: DEP Frankfurt for Tirana (Lufthansa #1424)
1:10 PM: ARR Tirana (flight time 2 hrs.)
Total air trip duration: 14½ hrs.
1:30 PM: ALL expedition members meet at Tirana International Airport
2:30 PM: Check-in at Villa Tafaj
Tirana tours and events

Day 3: Thursday, 5/17

(1½ days total) 

Tirana tours and events

Day 4: Friday, 5/18

8:00 AM: DEP Tirana (by chartered bus)
3:00 PM: ARR Butrint/Check-in at Hotel Livia

Days 5-14: Saturday, 5/19-Monday, 5/28

(10 days total)

Class meetings
Regional tours and events  

Day 15: Tuesday, 5/29

8:00 AM: Leave Hotel Livia for Saranda Port
10:00 AM: DEP Saranda for Corfu (by ferry)
12:30 PM: ARR Corfu
1:30 PM: Check-in at Hotel Konstantinoupolis
Total sea trip duration: 30-45 mins.

Day 16: Wednesday, 5/30

(1½ days total)

Corfu tours and events

Expedition Part II: Romania and Bucharest

Day 17: Thursday, 5/31

8:00 AM: Leave Hotel Konstantinoupolis for Corfu Airport
11:20 AM: DEP Corfu for Athens (Aegean/Olympic #7283)
12:20 PM: ARR Athens (flight time 1 hr.) Connection time: 5 hrs.
5:25 PM: DEP Athens for Bucharest (Aegean #3962)
8:00 PM: ARR Bucharest/Check-in at Hotel Opera
Total air trip duration: 7½ hrs.

Days 18-23: Friday, 6/1-Wednesday, 6/6

  (6 days total) 

Class meetings
Bucharest tours and events

Day 24: Thursday, 6/7

3:00 AM: Expedition members flying in group leave Hotel Opera for Bucharest Airport
6:10 AM: DEP Bucharest for Frankfurt (Lufthansa #1423)
7:40 AM: ARR Frankfurt (flight time 2½ hrs.)
Connection time: 3¼ hrs.
11:00 AM: DEP Frankfurt for JFK (Lufthansa #400)
1:40 PM: ARR JFK (flight time 8½ hrs.)
Total air trip duration: 14¼ hrs.





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