In addition to musical influences, Rouvas' work has been influenced by literature, Greek art, and spirituality. He has credited his success to his faith, which he associated with more as he got older, saying "I am very thankful. I feel blessed. And everyday I thank God for that. Everyday. That is something that I didn't do in the past. Once, I didn't understand, I didn't value." He has a close personal relations with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, whom offered to baptize his first-born child.