Vardis was born in the Moschato suburb of Athens. Vardis met some legendary Greek musicians when he was six years old, including Vassilis Tsitsanis. Vardis would go on to work with George Dalaras, Yiannis Parios, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, and Haris Alexiou.
In 1981, Vardis was diagnosed with cancer. In 2013, he was transferred to Hanover, Germany, to undergo surgery described as successful. However, he died on 2 September 2014 at Hygeia Hospital in Athens. He was 66. He was survived by his wife and their two children.
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- "Prominent Greek Singer Antonis Vardis Passes Away". greekreporter.com. 2 September 2014.