Finally, a post that replies to the most asked question found on my Instagram DMs ‘Where did you move to?’
Up to the north of Greece.
Komotini to be exact!
A new job opportunity was presented to me here. With no solid base, I took up the challenge, packed my stuff and…here I am.
I visited Komotini only once before. It was just to have a wee look around and check if I can see myself living here before I’d sign any contracts.
My first impressions were very pleasant, Komotini is a multicultural city.
The most multicultural of them all to be precise!
Here, lives a mixture of Greeks, Turkish, Pontic Greeks from Russia and Georgia, and some gypsy Roma and Travellers communities.
Unlike the rest of Greece, Komotini is the only city you can find so many different ethnicities mixed together living peacefully, each to their own minding their business.
It’s like living in the Greek version of London but without the Big Ben.
Instead, we have The Central Heroon! A 15 meters high sword in the centre of the city that it’s top point marks the sea level. As a WWII memorial, it is covered with plaques of white marble with the names of the heroes that have fallen for the country written all over.
This is a meeting point for the 30.000 uni students that occupy the city and I’m looking forward to the crispy autumn walks through the city’s busy park that lies behind The Central Heroon.
Based on the jam packed squares and public spaces, I can already tell you that Komotini is a very vibrant city and I’m here for it!
More updates and travel guides from the city to follow soon