Antonis D. Papayiannides was born in Athens in 1953. He is married to Arietta Pantelaki and they have two children, Demetris and Andreas. He studied Law, Economics-International Relations, as well as Medieval History in Athens and Strasbourg (DEA Droit Europeen, DIHEE). As a lawyer, he had been occupied with entrepreneurship and European law.Furthermore, he undertook a counselling role for cases regarding the European Union, appointed by the ministries of Finance, External Affairs and Culture. He is a member at the Journalists͛ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers, having an advisory role. He was also a communication consultant for the Bank of Greece (1999-2000). As a journalist, Antonis D. Papayiannides also worked for a range of newspapers such as ͚Vima͛, ͚Ikonomikos Tachidromos͛, ͚Eleftherotipia͛, ͚Imerisia͛, ͚Ikonomiki Epitheorisi͛ and ͚Naftemporiki͛. Back in 2008, he was the director of ͚Eletheros Tipos͛. He is the co-owner of the publishing houses POLIS and Metamesonichties Ekdosis.