Barbara Athanassiadis was born in Athens.
She attended school at the American College of Greece, graduating in Business Administration. Subsequent to the publication of her first novel, she decided to leave her career of Public Relations Specialist in order to study French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. She delved in nineteenth-century French art criticism while at the same time engaging even more actively in the study of Italian Renaissance Art, a topic she was later to elaborate upon thoroughly in her TV documentary "Rome, City of Eternal Femininity."
Her books A Year in Tuscany (2007), Feeling Rome (2009), My Venice (2014), India and my Persian garden (2016) and Cruising on the OCEAN MAJESTY (2016) are also published in Italian, in French, in German and in Greek.
Her next travel book Greece, The Dance of the Seas and her novel A Journey to the Nile are due to be published in 2018.
She collaborated with "Icons Traveller's" magazine, which hosted quite a number of articles of hers, inspired by her travels.
As travelling is part of her lifestyle, she enjoys giving travel lectures around the world.
International activities: Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria of Egypt.
She divides her time between Rome and Athens.