Poet, Musician, Goat Herder, Yannis is known for many things. He lives a modest life in the mountains of Crete, but is known everywhere for his knowledge and perception of the Cretian culture. He was also instrumental in the French translation of the famous Cretan 17th century romance composed by Vikentios Kornaros "Erotokritos". Lyrayannis believes that to receive respect from others, you must not be selfish and overcome your own ego first.