Tours Team


We’ve joined forces with Specialist Journeys, a UK company with several travel partners. This terrific arrangement has really helped us with a lot of our back office detail. A lot of time has been freed up to do what we love the most: planning new tours, improving our itineraries and talking with all of you. Rest assured that despite this change, our wonderful staff remain unchanged, and as always are here to assist you.


Lisa Cliadakis has been working hard to ensure all runs smoothly behind the scenes at Archaeological Tours for over 11 years. She is a Tour Consultant and enjoys finding flights for our customers. She studied Environmental Science and Archaeology at Hunter College. Her favorite areas of travel include South and Central America. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, photography and listening to her son’s band.


Jessica Pena received her M.A. in World History from CUNY City College where she focused on U.S. – Japanese relations. She previously spent a year working in Japan as an English teacher and interned for two semesters at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Passionate about history and travel, she is very excited to be working with Archaeological Tours.


Olivia Oberndorf received her MA in Mediterranean Archaeology from University College London. She spent three summers excavating on the beautiful little island of Menorca and is particularly interested in the prehistoric people and megalithic architecture of the Mediterranean.


Suman Shetty has a great love for travel, sparked by her childhood vacations within India. This led her to take up a career in organizing and escorting groups to different countries in the Far East — the perfect background for working with Archaeological Tours!