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Famous Writers from Greece

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List of famous writers from Greece, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Greece is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Greek writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Greece and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Kostas Manoussakis to Alexandros Papadiamantis.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Greek writers?" and "Which writers are from Greece?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Greece in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Greece, but they're all of Greece descent.
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    Euripides is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Euripides Salamis Island, Greece

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    Homer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Homer Greece

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    Stagira, Greece

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    Plato is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Plato Classical Athens

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    Athens, Greece

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    Samos, Greece

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    Istanbul, Constantinople, Turkey

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    Chaeronea, Greece

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    Chios, Greece

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    Athens, Greece

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    Naples, Italy

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    Melina Mercouri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Melina Mercouri Athens, Greece

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    Theodoros Angelopoulos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Theodoros Angelopoulos Athens, Greece

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    Yanni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Yanni Kalamata, Greece

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    Melbourne, Australia

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    Amorium, Turkey

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    Winnipeg, Canada

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    Michael Cacoyannis Limassol, Cyprus

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    Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Arianna Huffington Athens, Greece

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    Heraklion, Greece

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    Kostas Karagiannis Southeast Europe, Central Athens, Athens

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    Southeast Europe, Central Macedonia, Greece

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    Yannis Ritsos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Yannis Ritsos Monemvasia, Greece

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    New York City, USA, New York

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    Vassilis Vassilikos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Vassilis Vassilikos Kavala, Greece

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    Larissa, Greece

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Athens, Greece

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    Athens, Greece

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    Kekropia, Greece

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    Southeast Europe, Central Macedonia, Greece

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    Katerina Gogou Athens, Greece

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    Piraeus, Greece

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    Addis Ababa, Africa, Ethiopia

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    Heraklion, Greece

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    Halicarnassus, Turkey

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    Athens, Greece

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    Athens, Greece

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    Alimos, Greece

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    Athens, Greece

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    Urla, Turkey

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    Constantine Giannaris Athens, Greece

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    Brisbane, Australia

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    Syracuse, Italy

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    Romain Gavras is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

    Romain Gavras Athens, Greece

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    Nico Mastorakis Athens, Greece

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    Christoforos Papakaliatis Heraklion, Greece

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    Saratov, Russia

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    Pantelis Voulgaris Southeast Europe, Central Athens, Athens

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