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Komotini (Greek: Κομοτηνή) is a city in Western Thrace.


Get in[edit]

1 KTEL Bus Station

Get around[edit]

Yeni Mosque and Clock tower.
Eski Mosque.
Orthodox church Kimiseos tis Panagias.
Byzantine fortress.


The major monuments in the city are:

  • 1 New Mosque (Turkish: Yeni Cami). built 1600-1618.
  • Clock tower (Turkish: Saat Kule). built in 1884 by the order of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
  • 2 Old Mosque (Turkish: Eski Cami). built 1608/9 or 1677/78.
  • 3 Orthodox church (Greek: Kimiseos tis Panagias). built in 1800 inside the Byzantine fortress of Komotini.
  • 4 Ruins of the Byzantine fortress. dating from the 4th century AD.
  • 5 Imaret of Komotini. one of the oldest Ottoman monuments in Thrace from 1360-1380.


  • 6 Archaeological museum of Komotini.
  • 7 Folk museum (Greek: Laografiko museio), 13, "Aghiou Georgiou" St. 10:00 – 13:00.
  • Byzantine museum of Komotini.
  • Carathéodory's museum. dedicated to Constantin Carathéodory
  • Thracian, Ethnological, Historical and Cultural museum.

Further afield[edit]

  • 8 The suburban forest of Nymphaea. north of Komotini.
  • 9 Mosynopolis (Maximianopolis in Rhodope) (a few km west of Komotini). Ruins of a byzantine city




  • 1 Sultan Tepe, 10, "Vasileos Paulou" St. Turkish cuisine
  • 2 Ta Aderfia, 33, Orfeus str. Oriental cuisine
  • 3 Farma Kreaton (Fabrika), Adrianoupoleos St., +30 253 102 0000. Steak house
  • 4 Ta Pyrofania, 10 "Kyriakidi Stilpnos" St, +30 6970746460. Fish taverna
  • 5 Diamond, 6th km of Komotini- Iasmou Rd, +30 2531 033512. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Renowned restaurant. Live music
  • Nedim Patisserie, Kriton 15-17, Orfeos, +30 25310 22036. Special cookies and Eastern Mediterranean sweets.





  • 6 Rodopi Hotel, 3, "Ethnarchou Makariou" Str, +30 25310 35988. A 3-star hotel built in 1988 and renovated in 2010.


  • 7 Arcadia Hotel (near the Komotini University campus.), +30 25310 89100. A 4-star hotel built in 2003 and renovated in 2008


Go next[edit]

Routes through Komotini
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