The Real Housewives of Athens

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The Real Housewives of Athens
Genre Reality
Based on The Real Housewives
  • Ioanna Soulioti
  • Orthoula Papadakou
  • Annita Nathanail
  • Fofi Mastrokosta
  • Christina Papa
  • Joe Satratzemi Togou
Country of origin Greece
Original language(s) Greek
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Marc Jansen
Producer(s) Vasiliki Kyriakopoulou
Location(s) Athens
Camera setup 48 minutes
Production company(s) Big Sun Media Solutions
Original channel ANT1
Picture format 576i (PAL)
Original release March 4 – May 27, 2011 (2011-05-27)
Preceded by The Real Housewives of Miami
Followed by The Real Housewives of Vancouver

The Real Housewives of Athens is a Greek reality television series that debuted on ANT1 on March 4, 2011, and concluded on May 27, 2011. It is the first international installment to use The Real Housewives title, though there was no direct affiliation to the American franchise. Production began in July 2010.[1]


  • Ioanna Soulioti, Soulioti is a former top model and television presenter, divorced with 2 children.
  • Orthoula Papadakou, Papadakouis an ex-basketball player, former reality star, a business owner and single.
  • Annita Nathanail, Nathanail is an ex-model and television presenter, married with two children.
  • Christina Papa, Papa is an actress and divorced with one child.
  • Joe Satratzemi Togou, Togou is a fashion designer, twice divorced with one child.
  • Fofi Mastrokosta, Mastrokosta is married with one child.


The show premiered in the midst of the Greek government-debt crisis and faced criticism for its tone of luxurious living in hard economic times.[2] Writing after the show was cancelled, The New York Times commented that the show "barely lasted one season, and it doesn’t take long to see why. The Greek adaptation had a depressive undertone that might have matched the national mood, but didn’t provide viewers with a frothy escapist kick. Wealthy Greeks aren’t flaunting their lifestyles these days..."[3]


  1. ^ Chang, Richard (July 19, 2010). "'Real Housewives of Athens' coming soon". The Orange County Register. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hartmann, Margaret (March 13, 2011). "Real Housewives Of Athens Attacked For Ignoring Greece's Financial Crisis". Jezebel. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (June 6, 2013). "It’s a Small World of Real Housewives". The New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2013.