|Date: Δευτέρα, 26 Μαρτίου 2012|
Pantelis Karsos, Towson, USA
|Comment:||I was born in Kambia, my mother came from Viki her last name was Fotenos looking to put together a family tree but most of the documents were burned by the Germans during the war. Hope to get some family history.||- |
|Date: Παρασκευή, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2011|
Vivi Koutsounadis, Sydney, Australia
|Comment:||I was born in the beautiful village of Viki where my family who migrated to Australia came from. I have very fond memories of my first ten years of life at Viki. I miss the crystal clear waters of keramos beach and the intense blue of the sea and sky, the figs and grapes in summer and the wild mushrooms and prasa in winter. The village is situated at the foot of Mt. Pileneon and a cool breeze blows down especially at night and during the hot days of summer. I visit often as I always miss it because no matter how many years I am away, Viki is where I belong as my roots and those of my ancestors are there. This identification with our roots is very important for us Greeks of the Diaspora as we try to maintain our culture, language, traditions and Greekedness. It is more so for the second and third generation of our children as it is imperative for them to maintain their Greek traditions and not to forget where they come from. I hope I will be able to visit my village Vike again this coming summer in order to relax, meditate and be one with nature to be rejuvenated and revitalised to come back to Australia to continue my life and advocacy for human rights, social justice for migrant people as I too am a migrant.
With fond love to all my relatives and friends in Viki and Chios.
Vivi ||- |
|Date: Κυριακή, 4 Απριλίου 2010|
Mike Rozos, Plantation, Florida, USA
|Comment:||I am told that my father Constatinos Mihail Rozos was born in Viki or Kardamyla in 1895. His parents were Mihail and Helen Rozos who had 5 other children, Nick, Angelo, George, Irene and Mary. If anyone out there has any information on the family I would appreciate hearing from you. I met Mary and her children and grand children in Athens in 1985||- |