Kalanta (EP)

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EP by Despina Vandi
Released November 21, 2006 (Greece)
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Laïka Contemporary laïka, dance
Length 18:18
Language Greek
Label Heaven Music

Kalanta (English: Carols) is an EP by popular Greek artist Despina Vandi. It was released on 22 November 2006 by Heaven Music. The album went double platinum.[1] Kalanta was the best selling CD single for 2006 by a female artist.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Kalanta" (Κάλαντα; Carols) Phoebus Phoebus 5:05
2. "Mehri Mai Mina" (Μέχρι Μάη μήνα; Until the month of May) Phoebus Pheobus 4:31
3. "An De M' Agapas" (Αν δε μ' αγαπάς; If you don't love me) Phoebus Phoebus 5:08
4. "Ta Lefta" (Τα λεφτά; Money) Phoebus Phoebus 3:34
Total length: 18:18



"Kalanta" was the first single released from the EP and a music video was made.

"Mehri Mai Mina"

"Mehri Mai Mina" was the second single release from the EP and a music video was made.


Kalanta peaked at number one on the Greek Singles Chart (where EPs chart in Greece) and stay there for 5 weeks. [3] The EP was certified double platinum, selling 31,000 units. [3][4]

Chart Peak
Greece (IFPI) 1 2x Platinum
Cyprus (Musical Paradise) 1 Platinum

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[5]

Official remixes[edit]

  • 2006: Jingle bells (Kalanta English Version)
  • 2007: Ta Lefta (Remix)
  • 2007: An De M' Agapas (DJ NV NRG Mix)

Cover versions[edit]

  • 2007: Anelia - Dyh (Κάλαντα; Анелия - Дъх) (Bulgaria)[6]
  • 2007: Teodora - Smeshna cena (Τα λεφτά; Теодора - Смешна Цена) (Bulgaria)[7]