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Delias was born Anestis Delios in [[Smyrna]], [[Asia Minor]] in []. He came to [[Greece]] in the aftermath of the [[Asia Minor disaster]] in [], having to support his family as his father was killed in the atrocities that followed the loss of [[Smyrna]].
Delias taught himself how to play musical instruments. By [], he was playing the [[bouzouki]] and the [[baglama]] in a tavern in [[Drapetsona]]. There, he met up with [[Markos Vamvakaris]], [[Stratos Pagioumtzis]] and other [[rebetiko]] musicians.
Delias died of a heroin overdose in [].