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Komotini

  • Papikion Mountain: A major Byzantine monastic center (11th - 14th century), organized according to the standards of Mount Athos and where relics of old monasteries have been found. It is located at the west part of the prefecture. It is accessible from the villages of Sostis or Mega Pisto.
  •  Mischos: Mischos is a village where remains of fortification parts as well as the foundations of the Byzantine church of Maximianoupolis-Mosynoupolis have been discovered. The town (that developed during the 4th century A.D. around a Roman station of Via Egnatia) was named after Emperor Maximianus.
  •  The monastery of Panaghia Faneromeni Vathyriaka or Fatiriaka (12 km SW), where a collection of religious icons and ecclesiastical utensils is kept.
  •  The village of Paradimi (12 km NW of Komotini) where you can see the ruins of a settlement dating back to the Neolithic Era.
  •  Nymphaia (16 km N), where visitors can see ruins of the Byzantine fortress "Kales tis Nymphaias".
  •  Kaledes (18 km of the provincial road linking Komotini to Xanthi near Amaxades village): Here you can see the fortification surrounding wall and the towers (bearing the imperial monograms of the Palaiologoi) of the Byzantine town of Anastasioupolis, later known as Peritheorio.
  •  Gratini (19 km NE of Komotini): Here you can admire the Byzantine fortress of Gratianoupolis, the most important after the destruction of Mosynoupolis (13th century) is built at the foothill of Rodopi, near the village.
  •  The ruins of one-aisled Byzantine church (11th century) located near Kerasia village.
  •  The medieval arched bridge of Kompsatos, near Polyanthos.
  •  The three-arched medieval bridge located in the forest near the village Paterma. Nearby you will see a single-room church dating back to the 11th-12th century.

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