Anastasia Papadakis was born in Germany in 1974 and was brought up in Greece. Her interest in athletics began at a very young age having been credited in lots of areas in the field. It was no surprise that her professional choice was to become a Physical educator teacher. She graduated with honors gaining a scholarship in the Department of Physical education and Sport Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, continuing on to post-graduate Masters Degree on Physical activity and quality of life.
She wanted to transmit her love for athletics and the Olympic spirit to children bearing in mind the advantages that one gains when involved in sports, bodily, mentally and psychologically.
She currently lives with her husband and their two children in Thessaloniki Greece where she works as a teacher.