Nikolaos Karathanos was born in Athens in 1967. He studied at the Pedagogical Academy of Rhodes and at the National Theatre of Greece Drama School.His directing work includes the following:
He has received many awards for his work, both himself and the members of his group.
He has collaborated with the National Theater of Greece, the Greek National Opera, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, as well as with numerous private and regional theaters, but also with Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
As an actor, he has collaborated with the directors Anatoli Vassiliev, Dimiter Gotscheff, Yorgos Lanthimos, Yoshi Viler, Matthias Langhoff, Yannis Houvardas, Michael Marmarinos, Dimitris Mavrikios, Vasilis Papavasiliou.
He has played the leading role in many performances of the classical and contemporary repertory and has taken part in tours in Greece and all over the world.
Karathanos teaches at the National Theater of Greece Drama School (Stage Direction Department) and has taught at the University UCRA, Rio de Janeiro.