The Central Heroon (Spathi)

It’s located in the west outer side of the municipal grove. In the center you can see a 14m high column that bears a huge metal simulacrum of sword, mounted vertically. This whole impressive structure is covered by white marble. The Memorial is the center of celebration for national and other anniversaries. This is the point that the wreaths are taking place and every Sunday you can see the raising and lowering of the Greek flag with a military escort and the Philharmonic playing the national…view more

Greek Urban School of Nestoras Tsanaklis

It is known that Nestor Tsanaklis, a large tobacco trader from Komotini, emigrant in Cairo, financed in the early of 20th century the construction of an Urban School. The building was inaugurated in 1907. It was given the name “Tsanakleios School” in honor of the benefactor of the city, who was sending the amount of 200 gold sovereigns for the salaries of the teachers of the Greek community for several years. For the construction of the Greek Urban School, he was granted by the Ottoman rule of…view more

City of flavors

In Komotini you can enjoy an unexpected trip, that you have never expected to live. Flavors and aromas unprecedentedly spring from every corner of the city, as you walk through  and entice the senses. The smell of freshly brewed coffee with various blends and flavors,emerging from the coffee mills of the center of Komotini, awakens the senses. The unique loukumi and straws of our region offer flavors that you will not find anywhere else, except in Komotini. Not only in the restaurants of the…view more

Molyvoti beach

A calm and free beach that appears to be unaware of “life style”, chairs and plastic coffee cups. Some handmade wooden umbrellas await those who will choose it, the zealots of rest, contemplation, mental and spiritual purity. Shortly before the beach you can find the archaeological site of Ancient Strymni where an ongoing excavation is in progress but unfortunately the site is not open to visitors. The  Molyvoti beach is the ideal destination for those who love solitude, snorkeling and fishing…view more

Papikio Mountain

It is a habitat “Corine” under the code A00020009. It is mainly a forested mountain except the areas close to the Bulgarian border. Its residents are mostly herders, who maintain a particular type of forest for grazing purposes. Forests of beech can be encountered over the altitude of 900 m. Overall, the area has significant fauna such as vultures, eagles, Ciconia nigra (black stork) and Canis lupus (wolves). The surrounding areas are also important for the wildlife, with a wide range of…view more

The Old Market of Komotini

The old market of Komotini presents a special interest. Bounded by the roads Orpheos, Syntagmatos Kritwn, Vas.Pavloy, Pl. Ifaistou, Kanari, Kilkis, Androutsou, Gravia, Xenophontos and Venizelou. The market dates back to the Ottoman era, and is included in a Hippodameios planning system with small streets and beautiful pergolas built by the Municipality of Komotini in the 1990s. A special characteristic is the extremely small area of the shops. Here you will find every kind of shop from antique…view more

Mansion Staliou

The mansion Stalios (current property of the Kyrarzoglou brothers) is a declared historical monument and artwork, being under the state’s protection in accordance with the provisions of N 1469/50. It is a two-storey building with basement built in 1833, with its main façade to be characterized by strict neoclassical symmetry. The pilasters “mpouniato”, crowned with Corinthian capitals, are dividing the façade into three parts. Worthwhile elements of the building are the semicircular balcony of…view more

Recreation Grove of Komotini

The grove of Komotini is the “green lung” of the city and it’s ideal for walking or jogging, biking, and games for children and adults. There are shaped areas with gazebos, tables, benches, paved paths, fountains and courts for basketball,volleyball and tennis.The park crosses a paved road that leads to the historic Fortress of Nymfaia. There is also a tourist kiosk where one can enjoy their favorite beverage or food, overlooking amphitheatrically  the plain of Rhodope, the town of Komotini,…view more

Fortress and the Byzantine Wall of Komotini

The largest and oldest monument of the town… It was built around the 4th AD century for financial and military reasons since from here Egnatia Str was passing. Emperor Theodosius I (379-395 AD) fenced the city of Komotini because it was considered as a point of strategic importance. The city was fortified by a wall built with stones for military-economic reasons and because Egnatia Street was passing from here. It had sixteen towers, twelve of them were rectangular and four of them circular on…view more

Military museum of Komotini

The Military Museum is located in 21st Armoured Brigade, at Mouziopoulou Camp, Leoforos Iroon, Komotini. It offers modern means of self-guided tours while, it enables the visitors to view other military museums and historic battles.   Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 09: 00 am - 14: 00 pm Wednesday: 17: 00 am - 20: 00 pm Saturday-Sunday: 10: 00 am - 13: 00 pm  view more