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Komotini

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Komotini 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.Built at the northern part of the plain bearing the same name, Komotini is one of the main administrative, financial and cultural centers of northeastern Greece and also a major agricultural and breeding center of the area. It is also a significant transport interchange, located 795 km NE of Athens and 281 km NE of Thessaloniki. The presence of the Democritus University makes Komotini the home of thousands of Greek and international students and this, combined with an eclectic mix of Western and Oriental elements in the city's daily life, have made it an increasingly attractive tourist destination.GeographyThe city stands at an altitude of 32-38m on the Thracian plain near the foothills of the Rhodope Mountains. There is little urban planning in the older parts of city, in contrast to more recently developed quarters. According to the 2011 census, the municipality's population amounts to 66,919, a number that does not include approximately 12,000 resident students, trainees and soldiers. There are two airports near Komotini. The nearest is in Alexandroupoli (65 km), and the other is in Kavala (80 km). It has rail and bus links to all continental Greek cities as well as Istanbul, and the good provincial road network has been supplemented by the new Egnatia Odos motorway.
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Park
Grove of Agia Paraskevi
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Domaine Kikones
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Central Square (Eirinis Square)
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
Architectural Building
Greek Urban School of Nestoros Tsanaklis
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Komotini

Neighborhood
Old Town of Xanthi Xanthi
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Alexandroupoli's Lighthouse Alexandroupoli
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Livaditis Waterfall Xanthi
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi Xanthi
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Komotini

Landmark
Clock Tower
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Mansion Staliou
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Archaeological Museum of Komotini
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Komotini

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Religious Site
Old Temenos, Eski Mosque
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
New Temenos (Yeni Mosque)
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Komotini Fortress
2.5
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
The Old Courthouse
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Komotini

Flea Market
The Old Market of Komotini
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Duration: 2 hours