The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 29: Village in the Clouds

Thor and I tiptoed around the mountain village of Komiaki on Naxos, encountering not a soul and wondering if it was inhabited only by gardening ghosts.

NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to this magical region. My first entry in this new blog series posted here on Saturday, 10/20/2018. It gives an overview of our rambles from Athens to seven islands in the Dodecanese and Cyclades groups, ending our ferry-hopping pilgrimage on the anciently sacred island of Delos.

If you’re following our weekly reports, you’ll recall that last week we drove many hairpin turns from the fishing village of Apollon on the “Sea of Icarus” to the highest village on the island. Komiaki (sometimes called Koronida) was literally in the clouds on that cool, blustery day.

The ancient village of Komi, inhabited for thousands of years, evolved into Komiaki, the name mentioned in a Medieval manuscript from 1537. It’s home to a Mycenaean domed tomb of a ruler from around 1300 BC….

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