Ilianna Likoudi, née Ninidakis, was born in Chicago, USA, in 1973. She hails from Cephalonia and Crete. She was brought up in Athens and currently lives in Rethymno. She works as a dental technician. She has attended music classes at the Phillipos Nakas Conservatory and at the Athens National Conservatory.
In 2007, her first poetry collection came out entitled “Don’t be mischievous” (53 haiku poems, Gavriilides Publications), then in 2016 was published her second collection (Crete’s poems, Gavriilides Publications).
As early as 1994, she composed music and written verses. In Crete, she is considered to be one of the most significant representatives of her generation in the field of mantinada, with notable collaborations.