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

…at the sea

…at the sea   The coastline of the Municipality of Komotini is characterized by sandy beaches and clear blue waters. The whole coastal area is easily accessible for all and extends from the beach of Fanari to the beach of Molyvoti. Many places have a Blue Flag and the visitor can enjoy moments of relaxation, either on the free beaches or at the beach bars located in the area. The beaches of the Municipality of Komotini are in the western part of the municipality and are easily accessible by…view more

City of culture

Komotini is a city, whose historical continuity is captured in front of the eyes of the visitor, while its living cultural tradition is an integral part of its daily life. Archaeological findings testify activity from the ancient Greek years and the Roman period, while the city of Komotini was developed during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. The Balkan Wars marked the liberation of Komotini and its integration into the Hellenic Republic, which was sealed with the diplomatic victory of the…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

Environmental treasure

Just a few people know that in the Municipality of Komotini there is a special ecosystem, which hosts flora and fauna of rare and special beauty. The natural landscape of the Municipality of Komotini gives the opportunity to nature lovers to enjoy the mountainous regions of Rhodope , the traditional villages and wetlands, the beautiful beaches of Fanari, Arogi, Molyvoti and Mesi, which during the summer are attracting visitors from the whole region and neighboring areas and  also tourists from…view more

Military Museum of Fortress Nymphea

The Military Museum of Fortress Nymphea is located 17 km away from Komotini and operates since 2000 in the portico of the eponymous fortress. Because the museum is in a military area, the visit to the exhibit is allowed upon approval of the 29th Infantry Brigade (Komotini, tel +302531022691), which provides a guide for the museum exhibits and the Gallery, on daily basis from 9:30 to 14:30 am. Every Sunday, from 9:00 to 13:30 am the entrance to the museum is free. On the first Sunday of April;…view more

Jewish Monument of Komotini

The monument was built in the middle of the decade of 2000 and it was placed in the Alsos of Agia Paraskevi in the center of Komotini. The intention of the Municipality was to honor the approximately 1350 Jews of Komotini, victims of the Holocaust of the World War II. The Jews of Komotini were gathered unexpectedly on 4th March 1943 by the Bulgarian occupation authorities and were transferred to the Danube Port of Lom in Bulgaria. There, they were loaded into three barges one of which sank…view more

Thracian Museum of Education of the Educational Sciences Association

The Thracian Museum of Education of the Educational Sciences Association was founded in 1992 to collect and exhibit school objects, documents and books of historical importance, mainly Thracian and of the wider area. Such museums are currently scarce in our country and it is worth noting that, perhaps, is the only rich collection with photographs and a series of wonderful saved school objects that counts approximately two centuries of life. The Museum of Science in Educational Society is a…view more

The Collection of the Papanikolaou Foundation

The Collection of the Museum of Papanikolaou Foundation is left away from the eyes of visitors, the interest of scientists and the affection of the people of Komotini. This unique collection, which has been gathered over years by the late notary Papanikolaou, is housed in its namesake building. The building, as it is known was built on the property donated by the Municipality of Komotini to the charitable foundation called "Foundation - Family Zafiriou Nicholas Papanicolaou - notary of Komotini…view more

Let's go to the central square

The central square is the reference point of the city of Komotini. The large plane trees and the fountain offer a welcoming atmosphere to the visitor. Surrounded by famous cafes, it provides easy access to all points of interest. The visitor, who stands in the main square, will be oriented very easily, whichever route he chooses. On one side you can be found in the park of Agia Paraskevi, while on the other side you can pass through all the commercial streets of the city. Venizelou pedestrian…view more