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List of popular female athletes from Greece, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Greece has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Greek female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Greece in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Greece in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

Athletes here include everything from Styliani Tsikouna to Ekaterini Voggoli.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Greece?" and "Who are the greatest female Greek athletes?"

Mirela Maniani or Manjani is a retired Greek javelin thrower. Prior to 1997 she represented Albania. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Durrës, Albania

Nationality: Albania, Greece

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Eleni Daniilidou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Greece
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Eleni Daniilidou is a Greek tennis player born in Chania, on the island of Crete. As of 2011, she has won five WTA singles titles and three doubles titles. In 2003, she reached the Australian Open mixed doubles final. Her highest singles ranking has been 14th. By beating Justine Henin in the first round of the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, she became the first player to defeat a reigning French Open champion in the first round of Wimbledon. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Chania, Greece

Nationality: Greece

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#21 on The Tallest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked

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Hrysopiyí Devetzí is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Greece
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Hrysopiyi "Pigi" Devetzi is a former Greek athlete competing in the triple jump and long jump. She won the triple jump silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics with 15.25 and the triple jump bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics with 15.23. At the 2004 Summer Olympics semifinal she set a Greek record of 15.32 metres. This performance ranks her in the fourth place of all time triple jumpers, after the world record holder, Inessa Kravets, her greatest rival Tatyana Lebedeva and the twice-olympic gold medalist Françoise Mbango Etone. She won another silver medal at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, losing the gold at the last jump by Tatyana Lebedeva. The same story ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Alexandroupoli, Greece

Nationality: Greece

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Vasiliki Arvaniti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Greece
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Vassiliki Arvaniti is a female beach volleyball player from Greece, who won the gold medal at the 2005 European Championships in Moscow, Russia, partnering Vasso Karadassiou. She represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in her home town. Later, she took part in London Olympics 2012 with Maria Tsartsiani who was later injured. Since 2013, her teammate has become Peny Karagkouni who used to play indoor with whom she took part in many international competitions. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Nationality: Greece

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