Best season to travel to Greece

Wild Artichokes

This Greek delicacy is cheap, healthy, and really delicious

Wild Artichokes in Greece 2019 - Best Time
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© Spyros Chatzistavrakis

Wild or common artichokes are a local delicacy in Greece. They look smaller than their farmed relatives and more thorny. In Greece, they grow all over the country—in people's gardens, backyards, and in the wild.

Wild Artichokes in Greece - Best Season 2019

The famous spot for wild artichokes is the valley of Komi on Chios Island. The festival for wild artichokes is held in Komi in spring or summer when they are in season (late April–early June). You can pick your own artichokes and cook them yourself or try delicious masterpieces by Greek chefs such as sautéed artichokes with fava beans or an artichoke risotto.