Michael Sweet


Diving the Mentor: revealing the secrets of Elgin’s ship with the support of the Greek Australian community

It was as a teenager that Dimitris Kourkoumelis was first drawn to archaeology, during a school trip to Epiros and the ancient sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona. Spellbound by the …


Battle of Crete commemorations from 15-21 May

The 2019 anniversary of the 1941 Battle of Crete will be marked officially across Crete between 15 May and 21 May, with the major official events at Rethymno, Chania and …


Revealing Rethymnos sacred Anzac ground

It’s been a wet spring so far, and the waterlogged earth to the east of Rethymno town is soft underfoot. I’m with Dimitris Skartsilakis, the young owner of a local …


Biography of Mike Cumberlege, revealing a hero of the Aegean

The first ever biography of Lt Cdr Mike Cumberlege by Robin Knight is a precious record of a remarkable man – a British naval officer whose exploits in Greece and …


Between the mountain and the sea

On the Orthodox Feast of the Holy Cross, every September 14, the faithful from villages near Mount Kofinas climb its peak to observe an ancient rite. On the summit, three …


Malta and the Marbles

September 1802. Pireaus. The crates were heavy, too heavy thought Captain William Eglen as he watched his crew curse and sweat, manhandling 17 large timber boxes onto the boat. There …


Slow boat to Selino

On a late afternoon in early spring there aren’t many passengers disembarking the Samaria ferry at the windswept jetty. The sun is setting and the tiny harbour is in shadow …


Cyprus independence veterans win right to seek damages

British government loses first round of legal battle over torture claims.


Delicious Mani

Neos Kosmos takes the Laconian road less-travelled to find Maniots inspired by their ancestors’ cultural legacies.


Magical Monemvasia

Steeped in history and natural wonders, the south east Peloponnese offers serenity and stunning adventures.