He was born in Agia Efthymia near Amfissa (now part of Delphi municipality). He went to school in Aigio and Patras, went through military service in the 5/42 Evzone Regiment and was then appointed head of the customs office at Eretria (then called Nea Psara). In 1915 he resettled to Chalkida, where he spent most of his life. He had his first works published in newspapers in Athens and Chalkida under the pen nameKallis Esperinos (Κάλλις Εσπερινός). His first publication under his own name came in 1929, when he published his novel O Kapetan Sourmelis o Stouraitis (Ο καπετάν Σουρμελής ο Στουραΐτης Ω) in the Ellinika Grammata (Greek Letters) magazine. He died on January 21, 1984, in Chalkida.