Από πάνω: Γιάννης Ρίτσος, Οδυσσέας Ελύτης, Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, Μάνος Κατράκης From top: Giannis Ritsos, Odysseas Elytis, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Katrakis

4 great Greek Men (from left): actor Manos Katrakis, composer Mikis Theodorakis, poet Yiannis Ritsos and poet Odysseas Elytis

Melina Mercouri... Greek actress, singer and politician.

Melina Mercouri - Greek actress, singer and politician - with Socrates

Greek actress and style icon Elena Nathanael

Greek actress and style icon Elena Nathanael.it's the iconic octagonal shaped glasses

Alexis Minotis (1898-1990) was a distinguished actor, first appearing on stage as Chorus Leader in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus.He worked with M. Kotopouli appearing in great Shakespearan roles,The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth He directed ancient tragedies such as Antigone.Married to K.Paxinou  appeared at the Royal Theatre in Athens which they founded. He also directed the Greek National Opera production of Norma with Callas in Epidaurus in 1961.

Alexis Minotis (1898-1990) was a distinguished actor, first appearing on stage as Chorus Leader in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus.He worked with M. Kotopouli appearing in great Shakespearan roles,The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth He directed ancient tragedies such as Antigone.Married to K.Paxinou appeared at the Royal Theatre in Athens which they founded. He also directed the Greek National Opera production of Norma with Callas in Epidaurus in 1961.

Thanássis Véngos; 29 May 1927 – 3 May 2011, one of the best greek actor! How many movies I saw in Astoria that he was in!!!

29 May 1927 – 3 May one of the best greek actor! How many movies I saw in Astoria that he was in!

Melina Mercouri, a world-famous actress, brave fighter of the resistance movement against the military regime (1967-1974), politician of an enormous radiance in Greece and abroad, Minister of Culture for eight and a half years (1981-1989 and October 1993-March 6, 1994). Still, above all she was a great Greek, a woman that was cherished and passionately loved by the Greek people.

Melina Mercouri at the Acropolis. World-famous actress, fighter of the resistance movement against the military regime politician (Minister of Culture) of an enormous radiance in Greece

manos katrakis & irene papas   ⌘perhaps the best greek theatrical actors in history.   Photo from ¨Antigone¨ in Epidaurus

manos katrakis & irene papas ⌘perhaps the best greek theatrical actors in history. Photo from ¨Antigone¨ in Epidaurus

Jenny Karezi (1936- 1992 ) - Her love for theater started  since her school years with the leading part in Sophocles’ Antigone.Then she was accepted in the Drama School of the National Theater, where she studied next to Rodiris andTerzakisHer first part was with Merkouri and  Diamantopoulos, in the play Beautiful Helen.Many great parts were to follow next to Minotis and Paxinou, in 1955 having  her cinema debut  and starring in more than 30 films

ΤΖΕΝΗ ΚΑΡΕΖΗ (Jenny Karezi) - Famous Greek actress from the and

Maria Polydouri  (1902 – 1930) was a Greek poet. She was born in Kalamata. She was a contemporary of Kostas Karyotakis, with whom she had a desperate but incomplete love affair. Although she wrote poetry from at an early age, her most important poems were written during the last four years of her life, when, suffering from consumption, she was secluded in an Athens sanatorium.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phwOIi7qJHk

Maria Polydouri – was a Greek poet. She was born in Kalamata.

Katia Dandoulaki is an Academy Award nominated Greek theatre,TV, film actress and is widely accepted by critics as one of the greatest  in modern times.She is the owner of a theatre which expresses the demands of her  distinguished personality  in theatrical productions.She lived with Marios Ploritis, a pioneering Greek critic,journalist and translator.

Katia Dandoulaki is an Academy Award nominated Greek theatre,TV, film actress…

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