The daily co-existence of Christians and Muslims, which is a modal multi-religious community, gives a special colour to the area and an intense multi-cultural character. In Komotini a profound mixed cultural legacy co-exists with a western way of life.
A visit to the town’s Archaeological and Folkloric Museum will offer you the ideal opportunity to discover the history of all of Thrace.
The attractive and recently restructured town square offers a multitude of opportunities for a stroll and a strong, superbly aromatic coffee. The typical regional sweet is the famous soutzouk locum.
In the restaurants, apart from a variety of fresh fish, seafood, local meats charcoal grilled or cooked with different vegetables, you can savour the Moussaka of Thrace, soutzoukakia, (sausages made from minced meat) sarmas (cabbage leaves stuffed with minced meat), kebabs, sausages and the hugely popular kavourmas (cured meat) plus Babo (stuffed pig intestines). Try the famous Ismarikos Oinos (a deep red aromatic wine), the locally produced wines plus Ouzo and Tsipouro. Justifiably, Komotini has been declared the Gastronomic Centre of the Balkans by their respective Ministers of Tourism.
When you get to know Komotini, the town will steal your heart and will leave a lasting memory and a good reason to return.