The small Didimotiho
Didimotiho, also known as Didimoticho, is a small town located towards the northern area of Greece, by the Erythropotamos River. This town offers not only beautiful natural sceneries but also interesting historic spots and antique constructions due to the fact that its origins can be traced back to the ancient past. Tourists who enjoy meeting historic places and spots attractive from archaeological and anthropological points of view should not miss visiting Didimoticho while being in this region of Greece.
The history of the town of Didimoticho started as long ago as in the Neolithic period. During that époque, the first settlement in this area was established towards the south western side of the town, next to the Hill of Hagia Petra. The existence of this settlement was discovered in the recent past by some anthropologic excavations which brought to light unquestionable evidences of it.
According to these anthropologic discoveries, the first settlement that existed in Didimoticho would maintain close relations and communication with other Greek towns. Among the objects and evidences discovered through these excavations, archeologists founded art works, ceramics, and other daily objects of great importance at the time of figuring out how that society would function and how it would be related to other settlements or cities.
In the époque known as the Pax Romana, this city became controlled by the Emperor Traianos, who named it Platina, after his wife. During that period of time, the city of Platina or Platinopolis gained importance in not only the region, but in all Greece as well, in such a way that it became one of the most relevant cities of what is known as the Roman Trace.
Some archeological discoveries, such as the golden head of the Septimus Severus Emperor and mosaics depicturing Hercules and Zeus were discovered within the territory of Didimoticho, allowing archeologists and anthropologists to affirm the importance and wealth of this town during the ancient Greece times. This importance kept growing during the Byzantine period as well, due to the fact that it counted with a strategic location which would attract new inhabitants and further development on a constant basis.