1922. Lost homelands, lost dreams, lost fortunes. Thousands of refugees left behind everything valuable, what favorite by taking the way back to the ancestral lands of the motherland. With a bundle on his back, with scanty clothing and many injuries, arrived with few villagers from Bogaskio City in Karasinan, today’s Playa Paionia Kilkis, Sophocles Sakalakis with his family at the age of 24. Destitution, poverty, difficult years, starting from scratch. Difficult adjustment to new circumstances, many deprivations, hard work, little choice. The new village (Kara Sinan) had large areas, rich soils and abundant water for dynamic cultivation. To get the crop should have struggled much. Many mulberry trees, almond trees and some vineyards had left behind before moving to Turkey former Turkish villagers. Newcomers first began to cultivate what was left of their former inhabitants to adapt to new conditions. Cereals, tobacco and grapes grow in the early years of their stay in their new place.
A small vineyard and a few acres of land were acquired by Sophocles Sakalakis by distributing farmland of the Ministry of Agriculture. Sophocles Sakalakis and his son John, with hard work and struggle of many years, have improved and raised the small vineyard needs, primarily the family.