Komi



“ The fruitful... Komi “

Secrets

  • The village got its name from the word "Komi", which means central settlement, apparently
    by its size and location.
  • Probably inhabited since ancient times as there is a reference to Komi on an inscription of
    the 4th century BC.
  • Komi is built in the largest and most fertile plain of the island, Livadi, which leads to the
    beach of Kolymbithra.
  • From Komi comes most of the agricultural production of Tinos.
  • Large quantities of artichokes, typical local products, are produced here. It is no coincidence
    that it is in Komi that every year in early May, the Feast of the Artichoke is held. If you find
    yourself in the village's annual event you will try artichokes cooked by the women of the
    village in various dishes and in unlikely combinations.  Listen to traditional violins and keep
    dancing until dawn. During this day about 10,000 artichokes are consumed by guests.
  • The village was divided into two autonomous settlements, middle and lower Komi, each with
    its own Catholic parish.
  • Visit and observe the pre-Christian references in ancient Greek and the very interesting
    iconography in the catholic church of St. John.
  • Komi remains one of the most vibrant villages.

Access

  • Situated 12 km off Chora (Tinos). 
  • Follow the new road network (starting from Tripotamou Av.), turn left at
    the first junction and right at the second one. Continue straight on until you find the signs 
    leading to the village.
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