In the southern Peloponnese region of mainland Greece is a village called Kardamyli (pronounced Kar-dah-mee-lee). Nearly 400km to the northeast, on the island of Chios, lies the village of Kardamyla (Kar-dah-mee-la). And here’s the connection, as John Angelicoussis explains.

“My family comes from Mani, in the South Peloponnese. In the mid-18th century they moved to north Chios, which was uninhabited at the time, and named the place Kardamyla. The purpose of the relocation was piracy; attacking vessels sailing from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.”

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