Michael Sweet

Life

Athens: the shock of the new

The past decade a quiet revolution has taken place: a redefinition of what a ’boutique hotel’ can be. Michael Sweet celebrates a renaissance in the art of Athenian accommodation.

News

Cyprus talks collapse

Two years of UN-brokered negotiations over Cyprus’s future are over without an agreement. What now for the divided island?

Life

Rethymno: the heart of Crete

No other city in Crete has the culture and flair of Rethymno. Michael Sweet explores the jewel in the Cretan crown and its magical province.

News

Nazi experiments on Cretan Anzacs revealed

The story of how captured diggers were subjected to medical experiments after the Battle of Crete is still to be told, but new research is shining light on this dark and evil act.

Life

A town called Archanes

South of bustling Heraklion, Archanes is a tranquil retreat steeped in history and cultural treasures. Michael Sweet explores a town on the Cretan road less-travelled.

Life

Venetian odyssey

Minoan, Roman, Byzantine and beyond; Crete’s most popular city is a product of its occupiers. Michael Sweet explores the alleyways of La Canea to reveal its Venetian legacies.

News

Tales from the Medieval City

Rhodes’ Old Town holds its secrets close – ancient stories of faith, conquest and resistance. Michael Sweet walks its timeworn monopati to reveal hidden treasures.

News

Enosis Day vote threatens Cyprus talks

Cyprus parliament backs enosis referendum anniversary event.

News

Last orders at The Graham

Restaurateurs Tony and Peter Giannakis are moving on − having put Port Melbourne on the fine-dining map.

News

Cyprus talks: Turkish troop plans threaten progress

Territorial trade-offs and demilitarisation issues leave historic deal in the balance.