Top things to do in Komotini

Top Choice Taverna in Komotini


One of several enticing old-fashioned restaurants in the shady lanes off Ermou, Petrino serves Greek-Turkish mezedhes such as garlicky aubergine and mussels stuffed with rice, as well as the local spicy red sausage.
Historic Site in Komotini

Turkish Quarter

Across Orfeos north of Plateia Eirinis, Komotini’s Ottoman-era neighbourhood, still predominantly Turkish, has old homes, barber shops and teahouses. Its key landmarks are the Eski Camii (Old Mosque), built in 1608,…
Mezedhes in Komotini

Biz Bizé

Go through the passage next to Alpha Bank to find this cheap and cheerful mezedhopoleio, a branch of a Thessaloniki favourite, where there's often live music to go with snacks like octopus in vinegar and slabs of sp…
Grill in Komotini

Fabrica-Farma Kreaton

This friendly, modern restaurant has an excellent selection of meat, as the name suggests, but also great fresh salads and other veggie dishes to round out your meal. Its outdoor 'farm' area is open in summer.
Sweets in Komotini


Nedim has been serving some of the best baklava west of İstanbul since 1950. Sample kadayif (bird's nests of pistachio and pastry), Turkish delight in a range of flavours, and soutzouk loukoum (sweet 'sausages' of T…
Turkish in Komotini

King Food

A good option for a quick snack and a taste of Turkey, with lahmajoun (spicy-meat-topped flatbread), doner kebab and salads. On the same street are two related restaurants, a more formal grillhouse and a sofram, for…
Coffee in Komotini


This large cafe is an anchor on a little strip of all-day spots that segue from daytime chitchat and to nighttime drinks. Its coffee – Taf, from Athens – gets high praise from locals, and it draws an interesting, al…
Museum in Komotini

Archaeological Museum

Visit here for information on the ancient Thracians, plus Roman coins, clay figurines, delicate gold wreaths and glazed ceramics. The street address is Simeonidou, but the building is in a small park more accessible…
Cafe in Komotini

Blu Garden

This stylish cafe-bar with a vine-shaded front terrace has a buzzy scene and live music some nights. It's not exactly on Kriton, but on a little street off of it – effectively just set back from Orfeos a bit.
Church in Komotini

Church of the Assumption of Mary

Built in 1800 on a Byzantine shrine site, the church contains 16th-century icons and wood carvings.