Great Greeks

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Great Greeks
Narrated by Alexis Papachelas
Country of origin Greece
Original network Skai TV
Original release January 2009

Great Greeks (Greek: Μεγάλοι Έλληνες, Megali Ellines) is a television program, produced and broadcast by the Greek television network Skai TV, based on the BBC's equivalent show 100 Greatest Britons. The show features lists and biographies of influential persons, who came to prominence in their fields throughout the history of Greece, in order to be determined through a voting procedure who is considered the greatest Greek of all time by the audience of Greece.


The whole format of the show is made up of three parts. The first part consisted of a voting procedure, which began on 16 April 2008 and lasted until 7 May 2008, in order to choose the 100 predominant personalities. The second part launched with a couple of two-hour-long episodes, which presented the top 100 and revealed the 10 nominees. A new voting began on 23 February 2009, with the audience assuming to vote for the greatest among the final 10 persons, while a series of ten episodes contains extensive biographies of the 10 nominees.

Each episode features a celebrity supporting a nominee. The third part, the Great Final, took place on 18 May 2009, hosted by Alexis Papahelas. It was a live debate between the ten celebrity supporters of the previous episodes and twenty-five advocates, until the end of the voting and the announcement of the Greatest Greek.

Rank Great Greeks Celebrity Supporter
1 Alexander the Great Yannis Smaragdis
2 Georgios Papanikolaou Maria Houkli
3 Theodoros Kolokotronis Sia Kosioni
4 Konstantinos Karamanlis Stefanos Manos
5 Socrates Vassilis Karasmanis
6 Aristotle Gregory Patrikareas
7 Eleftherios Venizelos Petros Tatsopoulos
8 Ioannis Kapodistrias Thanos Veremis
9 Plato Pemy Zouni
10 Pericles Tasos Telloglou

10 Greatest Greeks[edit]

The final ranking of the 10 Greatest Greeks.

The selected 10 Greatest Greeks

100 Great Greeks[edit]


By vote[edit]

By era[edit]

Ancient Greece (27)

Byzantine Era (6)

Modern Era (67)

By discipline[edit]

Leaders (37)

Artists (33)

Intellectuals (22)

Religion (4)

Sports (3)

Business (1)

Other (1)

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