CULTURE

Great Greeks down to final 10

The verdict is out – at least for now. The list of the 10 greatest Greeks of all time, as voted by the public, was announced late on Monday. The voting process to determine the most important Greek personalities is part of the «Great Greeks» series developed by Skai Television. Prior to narrowing down the list to 10 personalities, Skai counted votes for the top 100. The top 10 – in alphabetical order – is as follows: Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Ioannis Capodistrias, Constantine Karamanlis, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Georgios Papanikolaou, Pericles, Plato, Socrates and Eleftherios Venizelos. Beginning on Monday, March 2, and every Monday at 10 p.m., Skai will be screening one-hour specials on each of the abovementioned great Greeks. Presenting the one-hour documentaries will be Thanos Veremis, Pemi Zouni, Vassilis Karasmanis, Sia Kossioni, Stefanos Manos, Grigoris Patrikareas, Yannis Smaragdis, Petros Tatsopoulos, Tassos Telloglou and Maria Houkli. Interested in casting your vote for the greatest Greek? For the final leg of the voting, you may use SMS texting on 19400 (type E followed by a space, followed by the name) and by phone on 901.140.5040. For more information and online voting visit www.greatgreeks.skai.gr. Voting runs to May 18.