What to do and see in Komotini, Greece: The Best Places and Tips

September 10, 2017 Agatha Simes

Komotini (Greek: Κομοτηνή; Turkish: Gümülcine) is a city in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace, northeastern Greece. It is the capital of the Rhodope regional unit. It was the administrative centre of the Rhodope-Evros super-prefecture until its abolition in 2010, by the Kallikratis Plan. The city is home to the Democritus University of Thrace, founded in 1973. Komotini is home to a sizeable Turkish-speaking Muslim minority.
Restaurants in Komotini

1. Old Temenos, Eski Mosque

Gravias, Komotini, Greece
Excellent
44%
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51%
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5%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Old Temenos, Eski Mosque

Reviewed By viaggatore2015 - Komotini, Greece

Eski Mosque of Komotini (Turkish: Eski Camii), translated as the Old Mosque is an Ottoman monument which according to Evliya Celebi dates from 1608/9 or 1677/78. Located in the center of Komotini, near Imaret of Komotini.
Its the biggest mosque in Komotini, renovated in 2011 and with a beuatiful interior decoration, in use for religius practise of the muslim minority of Komotini.
For visiting the mosque you must consult the responsible.

2. Greek Urban School of Nestoros Tsanaklis

17 Dimokritou, Komotini 691 32, Greece
Excellent
45%
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55%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Greek Urban School of Nestoros Tsanaklis

Reviewed By Paraskevas V - Komotini, Greece

It is a beautiful building in the center of the city of Komotini, used to be a school, later the headquorters of the univercity and it is curently getting a total rebuilt to become the library and cultural museum.

3. Ieros Mitropolitikos Naos Koimiseos tis Theotokou

Komotini 69100, Greece +30 2531 022827
Excellent
86%
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5 based on 7 reviews

Ieros Mitropolitikos Naos Koimiseos tis Theotokou

Reviewed By Paraskevas V - Komotini, Greece

This is the oldest church in the region, almost 150 years old, this is why it lies almost half meter under the current street level, because it was built during the Ottoman empire and anything Greek build those days should not be higher than the Turkish building, so it was build lower than the street level in order to keep the two floors and comply with the height regulation. Near the temple is a part of the byzantine wall, as it is across the street also.

4. Agia Paraskevi Park

Komotini, Greece
Excellent
29%
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36%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
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10%
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3.5 based on 47 reviews

Agia Paraskevi Park

Reviewed By Paraskevas V - Komotini, Greece

Very nice for a walk and recreation, coffee break or for children to play around. Beautifull water Fountain, a lot of plants and trees, playground, coffee, icecream, just a minute away from the eirini square, behind the sword ( monumet of Komotini ).

5. Central Square (Eirinis Square)

Peace square, Komotini, Greece
Excellent
29%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
11%
Terrible
7%
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3.5 based on 27 reviews

Central Square (Eirinis Square)

Reviewed By Lubomir S - Varna, Bulgaria

I liked the atmosphere with the Fountain, the bars and the old town street on the back of it with its arc of vines and small shops. Excellent for the Baklava lovers- we bought 1kg. various Baklava for 14euros. As well there are fantastic coffee shops with very authentic atmosphere.

6. Clock Tower

Hermes, Komotini, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Clock Tower

Reviewed By Lubomir S - Varna, Bulgaria

Nice and picturesque, this the place to make your route around the city. It is nice to see and is a good start to go to the main street.

7. Domaine Kikones

5th Km Komotini - N. Sidirochori, Komotini 691 00, Greece +30 2531 083737
Excellent
76%
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12%
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12%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Domaine Kikones

Domaine Kikones is a boutique winery situated in Thrace, Greece.

Reviewed By kmt-77 - Komotini, Greece

A wonderful domain very close to the city, well worth visiting. A family-run business which combines skills and a relaxed environment! The owners are very friendly and will spend time with anyone who cares to learn some of the secrets of wine. There is a...MoreThank you so much for your kind comments!!!

8. Jewish Monument of Komotini

Park Agia Paraskevi, Komotini, Greece
Excellent
36%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
6%
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6%
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3.5 based on 15 reviews

Jewish Monument of Komotini

Reviewed By Christos F - Kalamata, Greece

It's next to the Central Square of Komotini. It's nothing more than a very big wall with a sword on it. When i came here i didn't know for what it represented.
It's a 5 min stop from your walk in the city center. You take 2 photos and that's it. Nothing more.

9. Mansion Staliou

C. Kondyli 64, Komotini, Greece +30 2531 072502
Excellent
68%
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Mansion Staliou

Reviewed By Paraskevas V - Komotini, Greece

This building was donated by a rich family and has become host for an Art group. Inside it is working as a museum but also as a teaching class for art students of the Group. Very nice local art.

10. New Temenos (Yeni Mosque)

Hermes, Komotini 691 00, Greece
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4 based on 5 reviews

New Temenos (Yeni Mosque)

Reviewed By saronic - Zurich, Switzerland

There are several mosques in Komotini as I saw. Two of them are quite big: the Old Mosque and the New Mosque, which according to the plaques at both mosques, mentioning the year of construction, ist the oldest in town. Built in the year 1598, it is thus 23 years older than the 'Old Mosque'.
When visiting Komotini the Old Mosque was open, not so the New Mosque. The entrance is at a building with many windows, which must be a part of a mosque complex and not the mosque itself. Visible from the mosque is the minaret with one balcony (the Old Mosque has two balconies).
The New Mosque is in one of the prettier and pedestrianized areas of Komotini.

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