MYRMIDONES photo-book release

MYRMIDONES_dimitris_vlaikos_photo"MYRMIDONES" is the imprint of Dimitris Vlaikos' search on the island of Aegina for the last 20 years.
Focusing on people, the photographer walks a path of observation and understanding of the elements composing the place where he was born and raised.
Light, a key tool in his work, turns into an object of study in terms of its effect on the character, perception, creativity and course of life, both of the island's inhabitants and of himself. Through his lens he wishes to discover how his experiences have become the memory which influences and shapes his choices, his perspective and the aesthetic approach to his work.
The images in the book present moments from the daily life of the inhabitants, portraits of people interacting with their environment, and all those elements that make up the culture which inspires, challenges and embraces the Myrmidons of yesterday and today.









Photos © Dimitris Vlaikos

Texts © Despina Giannouli

Text editing: Natassa Ntouma

Translation: Doris Brumma

Design: Dimitris Vlaikos

Film scanning: Filmora Lab

Executive editor: Tasos Papacharalambous

Print: Smart Print

Published by: Dimitris Vlaikos Gallery

ISBN 978-618-00-3754-8


Album features

Edition: 1st edition

Cover: Hardcover

Number of pages: 178 pages

Number of pictures: 89 pictures

Dimensions: 28cm* 29cm

Language: Greek and English


Central distribution : “Lixnari Aegina” Bookstore

Contact details and orders:


phone number: +30 22970 26424

(Shipments throughout Greece and abroad)



Saronic Magazine Cover

As the summer days are passing by and we are welcoming autumn, some of the summer feeling are still fresh and alive to our minds and souls. We cant forget them. It’s the realization of the escape we need. We called it “vacations” it’s one of the reasons to dream, to live and enjoy the precious moments of life. A dive in blue, a new beginning, a sort trip and an unforgettable joy, are the precious words that communicates the Saronic magazine cover. The well-known location of the port of Aegina Island was the ideal spot to capture this great moment of the young athletes arriving with their sups in the port of Aegina Island.




The actors Despoina Giannouli and Vangelis Pitsilos performing and act in a 100 years old taverna in Aegina. Marini’s Taverna opens again just for a few shows to give us the feeling and the meaning of Tavernas for the Greek community from 1910 to 1960. Some of the residents of the Taverna was great greek artists like Kapralos, Kazantzakis and Moralis that they produced part of their artistic work living in Aegina and visiting Taverna daily. The following photos are produced for the performers at the yard of the historical Marini’s taverna.

Pure Fitness by Fotini Bitrou

Every day we are trying to have a better life or a better quality of life. We are working more and more trying to create things we want, things that will make us happy.

The last year I considered that the most important thing is our self. If you haven’t good health in your body and soul and if you don’t take care of them, you can't have or enjoy, or love anything else. That’s why I loved yoga. Yoga is the combine of body and mind, is the total balance of your self. My Teacher in yogaFotini Bitrou, decided to publish all this staff and share them on the web. She created a website named and cooperated with me for the pictures of the website content.


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Aegina Fistiki Festival

First of all a photographer should be an artist. You should be express your self, thoughts and soul in Paper and share it face to face with other people. Then you should listen and learn from all those things you hear. Its not only about your eyes, your ears are also to important. The last Saturday has been completed the photography Exhibition for 2013 Fistiki Festival in Aegina Island in Folklore Museum.  My goal was to capture the shapes that the light produce on the objects. Every object that snarls with the harvest. Something between stills and portraits…

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