Komotini

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A central pedestrian street of Komotini with boutiques and shop displays on both sides.
photo: Northwinter

Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Komotini

People having their walk at the central square of Komotini (Irinis Square).
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Irinis Square, 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.

A close-up of the Clock Tower of Komotini one of the landmarks of the city.
photo: Vsilverson
↗ NE   < 1km

Tower Clock of Komotini

Monument related to the Ottoman era of the city that is considered as one of the most characteristic and well-known landmarks of Komotini.

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A picture showing the exterior of the Imaret building of Komotini.
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 3.0
↖ NW   < 1km

Imaret - Ecclesiastical Museum of Komotini

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One of the oldest surviving Ottoman monuments that today hosts the Ecclesiastical Museum.

The exterior of the Komotini Folklore Museum that is built based on the local folk architectural concept.
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 3.0
↓ S   < 1km

Folklore Museum of Komotini

A two story structure that follows the patterns of folk architecture and houses an exhibition related to the lives of the local population.

Statue of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus as one of the exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Komotini.
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 4.0
↙ SW   < 1km

Archaeological Museum of Komotini

Museum that includes exhibits and findings which are coming from local excavations and cover a period from the Neolithic to the Byzantine era.

The building that hosts the Dean's office of the University of Komotini surrounded by a green field and trees.
↖ NW   ≈ 5.2km

Democritus University of Thrace

Greek university named after the Greek scientist and philosopher Dimokritos and includes faculties in cities of the geographical area of Thace.

A kiosk with resting benches in the forest of Nymfaia of Komotini.
↑ N   ≈ 8.1km

Nymfaia Forest, Komotini

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.

A picture from the interior of the basketry museum of Komotini showing the various exhibits.
↘ SE   ≈ 10.9km

Basketry Museum of the Roma, Thrilorio

Dedicated to the craft basket-making that was conducted mainly by the Romani people minority.

Remains of a wall of  Byzantine fortress of Nimfea, north of Komotini.
↑ N   ≈ 11.1km

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.

A picture showing partly the Imeros Beach at Maroneia and a part of Imeros port.
↓ S   ≈ 28.6km

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.

A photo showing the beach of Mesis at Rhodope area.
↙ SW   ≈ 36.7km

Mesis Beach, Rhodope (Komotini)

Organized sandy beach with shallow waters and beach bars, located between 2 lakes this of the Mavrolimni (Karatzas) and Aliki.

An image of many umbrellas and sunbeds at the Kagkeles beach of Rhodope.
↓ S   ≈ 37.9km

Kagkeles Beach, Rhodope (Maroneia)

Pebble beach with deep & clear waters. It attracts mostly young people due to its famous beach bar.

A picture showing a part of the Arogi Fanari Beach at the area of Rhodope.
↙ SW   ≈ 38.4km

Arogi Fanari Beach, Rhodope (Komotini)

Long, sandy, organized, and with easy access beach that extends from Fanari to Arogi settlement.

A panoramic picture showing the ancient theater of Maronia.
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 3.0
↓ S   ≈ 39.6km

Ancient City & Theatre of Maronia

Well-maintained monument inside the city fortification excavated between 1981-1988 and being through restoration between 2004 and 2015.

A photo showing the beach of Fanari Port of Rhodope by the tavernas and the buildings of the Fanari settlement.
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 3.0
↙ SW   ≈ 40.6km

Fanari Port Beach, Rhodope (Komotini)

Long sandy beach by the port of the village where beach bars and tavernas offer many amenities.

A part of the Marmaritsa beach at Rhodope among the steep cliffs of the area.
↓ S   ≈ 41.4km

Marmaritsa Beach, Rhodope (Maroneia)

Virgin natural beauty of a pebble beach reached through a 3 km dirt road and some easier climbing.

A picture of the Sinaxi beac of Rhodope.
↘ SE   ≈ 43.9km

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.

The remains of Apollo temple at the Archaeological Site of Mesimvria - Zone.
photo: Ggia / CC BY-SA 3.0
↘ SE   ≈ 48.3km

Archaeological Site of Mesimvria - Zone

Remnants of an important ancient Samothracian colony that thrived on the 5th and the 4th century.

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.