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The new TV series of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation dealing with the life of the poet Kostas Karyotakis and his relationship with Maria Polidouri. Tassos Psaras is the director and the scriptwriter of the series, which is broadcasted since November 2008.

Shooting took place in Athens, Syros, Galaxidi, Kalamata, Paris, Romania and Plovdiv (Bulgaria). There are 200 actors participating in the series and over 3,000 extras. For the best possible depiction of the era, there are over 2,500 costumes used and 22,000 prop objects.

Kostas Karyotakis

Kostas Karyotakis is considered an important luminary of Greek poetry. Born in Tripoli, his father's occupation resulted in Karyotakis' changing homes frequently in his youth. He studied Law in Athens and could speak German and French. He started publishing poetry in various magazines in his teen years. His first collection of poems - The Pain of Men and Things- was published in 1919. Karyotakis became a clerk in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Syros, Arta and Attica. In 1922 he began having an affair with the poetess Maria Polydoure (who was his colleague at the Prefecture of Attica) but their relationship did not last long. In that period (1921) he published his second collection of poems - Nepenthe. In 1927, the year of his suicide attempt, he published his third collection entitled Elegy and Satires. Kostas Karyotakis, while in Preveza, decided to put an end to his life as the continuous change of posts and his weak character, led him to disappointment and melancholy.


  • "PROSOPA 2009" Greek Television Awards:
    • Best Drama Series Award
    • Best Cinematography Award (Giorgos Argyroiliopoulos)
    • Best Set Award (Youla Zoeopoulou)
    • Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series Award (Dimosthenis Papadopoulos)


Directed byTassos Psarras (CV)
ScreenplayTassos Psarras
CinematographyGiorgos Argyroiliopoulos
EditingIoanna Spiliopoulou
Art DirectorYoula Zoeopoulou
Costume DesignIoulia Stavridou
Sound RecordingPanos Papadimitriou
CastDimosthenis Papadopoulos (as K. Karyotakis), Maria Kitsou (as Maria Polydouri), Ilias Logothetis, Giorgos Armenis, Dimitris Imellos, Manos Vakousis, Stefania Goulioti, Kora Karvouni, Errikos Litsis, Ekavi Douma, Nikos Poursanidis, Michalis Mitrousis, Yiorgos Souxes, Takis Vamvakidis, Vangelio Andreadaki, Natalia Stylianou, Tania Palaiologou, Yvonne Maltezou, Vasso Kavalierattou, Konstantinos Papachronis, Alkis Panagiotidis, Makis Revmatas, Omiros Poulakis, Ilektra Nikolouzou, Giorgos Simeonidis, Costis Malkotsis, Olga Damani, Giannis Kalatzopoulos, Tasos Costis, Helectra Tsakalia, Eleni Roussinou, Anestis Vlachos, Mary Iglessi, Giorgos Morogiannis, Thanassis Sarados, Fotini Timotheou, Yiannis Thomas, Emily Koliandri, Petros, Vangelis Stratigakos, Nikoletta Kotsailidou, Dimitris Koutrovideas, Alexandros Moukanos, etc.
ProductionTassos Papandreou
Executive ProducerCL Productions