Rodopi's Eastern part features isolated mountainous settlements, the largest old stone bridge in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Mt. Papikio - a byzantine monastic center and an oasis of beautiful nature. The highest peak here reaches 1483m. The famous Thracean Meteora Rocks stand to the west of Mountain Papikio. Very close to these rocks flows the river Kompsatos, a protected bird's habitat.
Hotel Arcadia. This Four Star hotel lies close to the feet of Papikio Mountain and neighbors with the university campus. Reach them at +30 25310 89100, email@example.com, www.arcadiahotel.gr.
Chris & Eve Mansion. Another marvelous hotel to the east of Komotini City, offering a breath taking view to Mt. Papikio. Reach them at +30 25310 29777, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chris-eve.com.
Hotel Achilleion. This hotel to the west of Komotini City, offers also a breath taking view to Mt. Papikio. Reach them at +30 25310 22323, email@example.com, www.achillio.gr.
Hoteliers Association of Thrace. Check their full list here.
EOS Komotinis Mountain Refuge. The Mountain refuge of EOS Komotinis lies literally into the wild. Offers 50 beds and the access to it by road is a 33km forest dirt track. +30 25310 29411, firstname.lastname@example.org, eoskomotinis.blogspot.gr.
Iasmos Cultural Association Refuge. A recently built refuge in the mountainous, seasonally inhabited settlement of Polyarno, close to the Thracean Meteora Rocks. email@example.com, politistikossylogosiasmou.blogspot.gr.
Here's a list with associations or companies that organize outdoor activities in the region:
EOS Komotinis. The Hellenic Mountaineering Association of Komotini is a volunteer-based team. They organize hiking excursions of easy up to hard difficulty every week. +30 25310 30702 / 29411, firstname.lastname@example.org, eoskomotinis.blogspot.gr.
Archondis Exakoidis. Based in Komotini, another experienced Mountain Leader. Call ArchondisWalking especially for climbing tours! +30 6944593064, email@example.com.
Vasilis Katsoulis. Based in Kavala Vasilis is a very experienced Mountain Leader - River Guide. Walking, rafting, climbing, canyoning, mountainbiking with Vasilis is adventurous and fun! +30 6946150116, www.mountainleadergreece.com.