This list shows icons who were born in the island of Santorini in Greece. The notables have excelled in their various fields of occupation which includes; entertainment, politics, and business. These are famous people from Santorini.
One time Prime Minister of Greece; Spyros Markezinis was from Santorini. Markezinis was also a top-ranking member of the popular Hellenic Parliament. The former politician was well known for his mind-blowing economic reforms in the Mid-20th century. Spyros Markezinis is a descendant of an affluent family in Santorini; he authored a book titled ‘The Political History of Modern Greece.’
Sir Basil Markesinis
Sir Basil Markesinis is a Professor of Law. Basil was born in Athens; he is the son of former Greek Prime Minister, Spyros Markenzinis. The successful lawyer has been bestowed many honors some of which include; Queens Counsel, honoris causia and Gross Verdienstkreuz literally ‘Commander of the Order of Merit’ in Germany.
Mariza Koch is a 74-year songbird whose ancestry can be traced back to Santorini. She is very popular for being a performer at the Eurovision World Contest. Koch was born in Athens, but she migrated to her place of origin, Santorini during her childhood days. Many for her sonorous voice loves her.
Wealthy shipowner, Giannis Alafouzos, a scion of the Alafouzos family is from Santorini. The 61-year business mogul who currently lives in Athens is reportedly worth $320 million. He is the president of SKAI as well as one of the co-founders of the Panathinaikos Alliance. He is known as one of the most transparent men who will fight tooth and nail to ensure that corruption is eradicated from Greek Football.
Famed composer and pianist, Yiannis Chryssomalis popularly known as Yanni are from Santorini. Yanni is loved by both Greeks and non-Greeks. The musical icon is no doubt, a legend. The international singer who is known for top his like optimistique, Out of Silence, Chameleon Days, In My Time and Sensuous Chills was born in Greece before relocating to the United States to make his career global. Yanni has performed in virtually every stage of the world. From the Acropolis of Athens in Greece to Taj Mahal in India to Burj Khalifa, Yanni has also performed in places like the Kremlin in Russia, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Puerto Rico, the Great Sphinx of Gaza, the Amman Citadel in Jordan and pyramids of Egypt. During a visit to a Panda Breeding site in Beijing in 2011, Yanni adopted a panda which he named ‘Santorini.’