Tsiakos was born in Gjirokastër, Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire, present-day southern Albania (Northern Epirus). In 1930 he moved to Ioannina, Greece, where he made his literary appearance writing lyrics in columns of local newspapers as well as in widely known Greek magazines. In 1936 he published his first collection named 'Extinguished echo' (Greek: Σβησμένη Ηχώ). His work was influenced by the national character of Kostis Palamas' poetry, something that was commonly found among the Greek poets from Northern Epirus. Later Takis Tsiakos became the vice president of the Board of the Association of Greek Litterateurs.
Takis Tsiakos published the following poetry collections:
1936: Extinct Echoes (Σβησμένη Ηχώ)
1945: Beaches and reefs (Αμμουδιές και Βατραχάκια)
1949: Limpets (Πεταλίδες)
1976: Strolls and Returns.
His works have been translated in several languages.
- Frantzi, Anteia (2006). "Literature and National Consciousness of the Greek Minority in Northern Epirus". The Historical Review / La Revue Historique: 205–214.
- Τσιάκος Τάκης. Γιάννενα-Σύγχρονη Δημιουργία.