Photographer's Note

Here is the stone bridge of Kompsatos river (known in the ancient years as Kossinitis river). It was a 3-arched bridge, but the left (western) arch has collapsed. The other two remain in good conditions (if you want to have a closer look to the central arch, with its reflection creating a perfect ring, CHECK HERE ). The central arch has a width of 21,80 m and a height of 12,80 m, while the right (eastern) arch has a width of 17 m. It was constructed around 17-18th century, probably by builders from Epirus (like most of the stone bridges in my BRIDGES OF GREECE theme.

The bridge is about 20 km to the west of Komotini. You 'll have to take the old National road that connects Komotini with Xanthi, and after you pass Polyanthos village, right before the modern bridge, you take a dirtroad for about 100 meters. Then you'll have to walk for about 300-400 meters by the banks of the river to find the bridge.

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Additional Photos by Hercules Milas (Cretense) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5327 W: 74 N: 16998] (68709)
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