The Real Housewives of Athens
GenreReality television
Based onThe Real Housewives
  • Ioanna Soulioti
  • Orthoula Papadakou
  • Annita Nathanail
  • Fofi Mastrokosta
  • Christina Papa
  • Joe Satratzemi Togou
Country of originGreece
Original languageGreek
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Executive producerMarc Jansen
ProducerVasiliki Kyriakopoulou
Production locationAthens
Camera setup48 minutes
Production companyBig Sun Media Solutions
Original networkANT1
Picture format576i (PAL)
Original releaseMarch 4 (2011-03-04) –
May 27, 2011 (2011-05-27)

The Real Housewives of Athens (abbreviated RHOAthens) was a Greek reality television series that debuted on ANT1 on March 4, 2011 until May 27, 2011. Developed as the first international installment of the Real Housewives franchise, it aired only one season and documented the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Athens, Greece.

Overview and casting

The series chronicles the lives of six Greek women.[1] The show aired 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]

The series was not subsequently renewed and remained a one-season series.



  1. ^ The series premiered on March 4, 2011 with a cast of six women; Ioanna Soulioti, Orthoula Papadakou, Annita Nathanail, Fofi Mastrokosta, Christina Papa and Joe Satratzemi Togou. Shen, Maxine (March 15, 2011). "Real Housewives Spinoff Draws Harsh Criticism in Greece". Wetpaint. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  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.
  4. ^ "Real Housewives of Athens". ANT1. Retrieved 22 August 2016.