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Famous Female Athletes from Greece

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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 (Greek: Μιρέλα Μανιάνι, [miˈrela maˈɲani];, 21 December 1976) is a retired Greek track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. Prior to 1997, she represented Albania....  more
    • Birthplace: Durrës, Albania
    • Nationality: Greece,Albania
  • Eleni Daniilidou (Greek: Ελένη Δανιηλίδου; [eleˈni ðaniˈiliðu]; born 19 September 1982) is a Greek tennis player from the island of Crete. She is considered as one of the best Greek tennis players of the Open Era, winning five singles titles and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour. In 2003, she reached the mixed-doubles final of the Australian Open, making her the first Greek player to have reached a Grand Slam final. Her highest singles ranking is world No. 14, making her the only female tennis player from Greece to have reached the top 20. No male tennis player had achieved this until Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the 15th place on August 13, 2018. By beating Justine Henin in the first...  more
    • Birthplace: Chania, Greece
    • Nationality: Greece

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  • Hrysopiyí Devetzí
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    Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi (Greek: Χρυσοπηγή Δεβετζή, [xrisopiˈʝi ðeveˈdzi], born January 2, 1976) is a retired Greek athlete who competed in the triple jump and long jump. Devetzi was born in Alexandroupoli. 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 ranked 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...  more
    • Birthplace: Alexandroupoli, Greece
    • Nationality: Greece
  • Vassiliki "Viky" Arvaniti (Greek: Βασιλική (Βίκυ) Αρβανίτη), also transliterated Vasiliki; born March 17, 1985 in Athens, Greece) is a beach volleyball player from Greece, who won the gold medal at the 2005 European Championships in Moscow, Russia and the 2007 European Championship in Valencia, Spain, partnering Vasso Karadassiou. She represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in her home town, with Thaleia Koutroumanidou. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed with Karadassiou. She took part in the 2012 London Olympics with Maria Tsiartsiani, who was later injured. Since 2013, her teammate has been Peny Karagkouni, who used to play indoor volleyball....  more
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Nationality: Greece