Odysseas Elytis is one of the best poets in the 1930s. He was born on the 2nd November of 1911 in Heraklion, Greece. The first summers he passed them in Crete, Lesvos and Spetses islands. His family consisted of six children. His father Panagiotis Alepoudellis was born in Panagiouda, Lesvos island. His mother Marry Vrana was from Papados, Lesvos island. He was awarded the national prize in 1960 and also with Nobel in 1979. He died on the 18th March of 1996 (84 years old) in Athens.