Work along the path to Agios Kosmas at Paliokastro is part of a rescue excavation, controlled by the 26th Ephorate of Classical and Prehistoric Antiquities, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Greece.
Aris Tsaravopoulos is the government archaeologist in charge, working in conjunction with other government archaeologist colleagues.
The balance of the team are scholars, students and volunteers from Greece, Australia & abroad, under the responsibility of the Kytherian Research Group (KRG) who will assist Aris Tsaravopoulos and his government-authorised colleagues.
This section is still under construction. Many more team members will be added soon.
Aris Tsaravopoulos is one of the most experienced archaeologists in the world regarding Kythera and Antikythera. He is employed as the 'eyes of the state' by the government, representing Kythera and Antikythera from the 26th Ephorate of Classical and Prehistoric Antiquities, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Greece.
Geli Fragou is a Greek Government contract archaeologist, having worked for the Ephorate in Kefalonia, Kalamata, Chios and other parts of Greece. She has a Masters degree from the University of Southampton. More information will be added shortly.
Vangelis Kroustalis is a highly experienced Greek archaeologist. He studied archaeology at Athens University and has a Masters degree from University of Sheffield in the UK. More information about projects he has worked on will be added soon.
Dr. Amelia R. Brown is a Lecturer in Greek History and Language in the Classics and Ancient History discipline of the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland. She holds a PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from U.C. Berkeley, and also studied History, Hellenic Studies and Visual Arts at Princeton University. Her research interests include ancient sculpture, Greek religion and the port cities of the ancient Mediterranean.
Cosmos Coroneos has an Honours degree in Archaeology from the University of Sydney and a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology from Curtin University. Cosmos has worked in government as a project officer in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory both as a historical and maritime archaeologist. He has operated Cosmos Archaeology Pty Ltd since 1997. Cosmos has also participated in academic and Government projects in Australia, New Guinea and Greece, in varying capacities from volunteer specialist to field director. Cosmos is currently Senior Vice President of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA). AIMA is the peak non-government body, which advises the Commonwealth on maritime heritage. In his position, Cosmos is well informed on heritage legislation and practices.
Fivo Tsaravopoulos is an adventurer and highly regarded photographer with two Masters degrees. He has been working on archaeological excavations since a child. He's also an accomplished hiker and climber, leading the implementation of the "Porfyra Monopatia": The Paths of Kythera and Antikythera project, a key ecotourism initiative for the region.
Elise Hilder is a photographer and teacher, with Bachelor degrees in History and Education from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Masters of Art in Visual Art (Photography) degree from Griffith University. Elise currently tutors at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and works in the Children’s Art Centre at GoMA (Gallery Of Modern Art), Brisbane. Her photographic interests include; archaeological ‘still life’, portraiture and re-creating historical/archaeological narratives through both documentary and photographic art practice. Her current research also considers the impact of the visual image in heritage interpretation and museum display contexts.
Marie-Christine Sourris is a Kytherian-Australian journalist, writing for the glossy U on Sunday magazine in Brisbane's Sunday Mail newspaper, and a number of other publications.
John Fardoulis is a Publisher of Kytherian-Australian descent, founder of the Kytherian Research Group (KRG) and board member of the Kytherian Association of Australia. He is also a very experienced Scuba diver, and hopes to assist in greater exploration of shipwrecks around Kythera.
Alexandra Boukouvalas is an archaeology student from the University of Sydney.
Scott Leimroth is a Marketing Manager of German-Australian descent, an 'adopted' Kytherian. A keen adventurer who is passionate about archaeology, both on land and in the water.
Anna Foroozani is a Greek Australian, currently residing in New York. Anna has a law degree but is studying archaeology via correspondence, with a view to changing careers.
Alexia Isabella Millett is a student from the University of Sydney, participating in her first archaeological excavations. Alexia is currently undertaking an arts degree, majoring in history.
Theo Poulos is a board member of the Kytherian Association of Australia and one of the organisers of the Karavitiko Symposium. He helped out in a wide number of ways in July 2011, an essential member of the team.