My grandfather was born and raised in Heraklion, Crete. In 1920 he went to Asia Minor to Smyrna to study. Shortly afterwards, the Asia Minor catastrophe took place. He got on the ships and was accidentally found in Ioannina. His parents searched for him and found him in Ioannina. He did not want to return to Crete and got married and started a family in Ioannina.