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 here 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 village, 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.
It remains one of the most vibrant villages.
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.