Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Komotini
The central square of Komotini which is a meeting place for locals and visitors and reveals the multicultural and open notion of the city.
Monument related to the Ottoman era of the city that is considered as one of the most characteristic and well-known landmarks of Komotini.
One of the oldest surviving Ottoman monuments that today hosts the Ecclesiastical Museum.
A two story structure that follows the patterns of folk architecture and houses an exhibition related to the lives of the local population.
Museum that includes exhibits and findings which are coming from local excavations and cover a period from the Neolithic to the Byzantine era.
Greek university named after the Greek scientist and philosopher Dimokritos and includes faculties in cities of the geographical area of Thace.
Suburban forest of the city of Komotini, that is a source of oxygen and clean air as well as a promenade or training spot for the locals.
Dedicated to the craft basket-making that was conducted mainly by the Romani people minority.
Byzantine Fortress of Nymfaia
Remains of a Byzantine castle in Nymfaia forest. Not organized but a great opportunity for a trip to nature with fantastic panoramic view.
Imeros Beach, Rhodope (Maroneia)
Not organized sandy beach with quite shallow but some rocks in the water. It is located approximately 3 km from the homonymous village.
Mesis Beach, Rhodope (Komotini)
Organized sandy beach with shallow waters and beach bars, located between 2 lakes this of the Mavrolimni (Karatzas) and Aliki.
Pebble beach with deep & clear waters. It attracts mostly young people due to its famous beach bar.
Arogi Fanari Beach, Rhodope (Komotini)
Long, sandy, organized, and with easy access beach that extends from Fanari to Arogi settlement.
Well-maintained monument inside the city fortification excavated between 1981-1988 and being through restoration between 2004 and 2015.
Long sandy beach by the port of the village where beach bars and tavernas offer many amenities.
Virgin natural beauty of a pebble beach reached through a 3 km dirt road and some easier climbing.
Sinaxi Beach, Rhodope (Maroneia)
Remote and peaceful pebble-beach with crystal clear waters and accessible almost only by the sea. It is preferred by nature lovers and campers.
Questions & Answers about Komotini
Why Visit Komotini?
- Hosts approximately 10.000 students of the Democritus University of Thrace.
- Famous for the local cuisine that includes dishes with influence from the East.
- Soutzouk loukoum is the name of the delicious sweet 'sausages' of the city.
- A city that is by definition a mosaic of cultures and religions.
What is Komotini, Greece?
Komotini is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in northern Greece. The modern city blends eastern and western cultures living together as Christians and Muslims, refugees from Pontos and Minor Asia, giving Komotini a distinctive color and unique scent definitely worth experiencing!
What is the history of Komotini, Greece?
Archaeological findings verify that the city's earlier settlement dates from the 2nd century AD, but the city did not flourish until the 4th century, because of the Egnatia Road. It was established to be an important trade passage from the eastern city of Durres to Constantinople (Istanbul), and to the north, beyond the mountains of Rodopi, to Plovdiv. During the revolution of the Greeks against the Ottoman Empire, members of the “Filiki Eteria” (secret organization) were active in the region, helping the revolutionaries. Financially, Komotini has experienced exceptional growth from tobacco production and trade.