Kato Dikomo has been under Turkish military occupation since 1974. Prior to the invasion, its population was 100% Greek.
Kato Dikomo is the birthplace of current Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias. It's other claim to fame came on November 19, 1958, during the EOKA struggle against the British rule: EOKA fighter, Kyriakos Matsis, and two companions - Kostaris Christodoulou and Andreas Sofiopoulos - were surrounded at their hideaway in Kato Dikomo. Matsis ordered his comrades to surrender but refused to do so himself. When the British commanded him to come out, he answered: "I'll come out shooting!". At this, the British firebombed the hideaway. When the smoke cleared, they removed the dismembered body of Kyriakos Matsis.