Christakis was born in Karavas. He got married to Eleni Efstratiou from the village of Elia, with whom he had a 20 months old daughter called Marianna. He was one of the 12 victims who were killed in cold blood, by the Turkish Invaders, on July 21st 1974. His remains were identified through a DNA analysis, within the framework of the CMP project. His memorial ceremony took place on September 13 2008 at the church of Saint Mamas in Lakatamia.