Formerly called Kumiko, Kymi held considerable strength in the ancient times and created colonies in the West, including
the famous Kimi Campania in Italy. Euboeans reached Campania in 750 BC bringing with them their Evian alphabet which
locals used, unchanged, to create the subsequent Latin alphabet.
During the 19th and 20th century, Kymi had significant production and presence abroad in agricultural products such as
wine, oil, and silk etc.
The Kymi fig is a unique product recognized by the European Union as a product with Protected Designation of Origin. It is
produced exclusively in Kymi's Prefecture of Evia, which has over 25,000 fig trees of the local varietie.
The characteristics of the fruit are obtained via a production involving a traditional and unique way of drying, not found
anywhere else in the world. Totally organic and natural, the production process starts in the first ten days of August and
ends around mid- September. The fruits are collected in an ultra - mature state by hand, carefully opened and placed in
wooden crates and then, after they have been dried naturally in the sun, are placed together, "hugging", creating what
locals call "askada". This results in a distinct flavour, hiding the myth inside.