List of political families in Greece

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This article lists families where two or more members of that family have been members or ministers of the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek Senate or of the European Parliament.

For the purposes of this list, a "family" has been defined as a group of people where each person has one of the following relationships to at least one of the other people listed:

  • son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter
  • father, mother, grandfather or grandmother
  • nephew, niece, grandnephew or grandniece
  • uncle, aunt, great uncle or great aunt
  • sibling and first cousin
  • spouse (husband or wife)
  • connected by marriage ("-in-law" relationships)

The list has been indexed against the name of the first family member to enter one of the bodies mentioned above.


  • Gerasimos Arsenis (born 1931): PASOK MP and Minister for National Economy 1982–85, Economics 1984–85, Mercantile Marine 1985, Defence 1993–96, and Education 1996–2000
  • his wife Louka Katseli, (born 1952): PASOK MP and Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping (2009–10) and Minister for Labour and Social Security (2010–11).



  • Georgios Gennimatas (1939–1994): PASOK MP and Minister for the Interior 1981–84, Health 1984–87, Labour (1987–89) and National Economy (1989, 1993–94)
    • his daughter Fofi Gennimata (born 1964): PASOK MP and super-prefect for Athens and Piraeus 2003–09, Deputy Minister for Health 2009–10 and Education 2010–11







  • Spyridon Trikoupis (1788–1873): Prime Minister 1833, ambassador to London 1835–1838, 1841–1843 and 1850–1861
    • his son Charilaos Trikoupis (1832–1896): Prime Minister 1875, 1878, 1880, 1882–85, 1886–90, 1892–93 and 1893–95



  • Thrasyvoulos Zaimis (1825–1889): Prime Minister 1869–70 and 1871
    • his son Alexandros Zaimis (1855–1936): Prime Minister 1897–99, 1901–02, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1926–1928, President of Greece 1929–35