Byzantine Museum, Didymoteichio

The Byzantine Museum is housed in a new building of 2,470 square metres, comprising ground floor and basement and a separate show-room (400 m²) which accommodates store-rooms, laboratories, cafeteria, auditorium for cultural events and temporary exhibition area. The plot of land (5500 m²) was donated by the Municipality of Didymoteichou specifically for the purpose of establishing a museum. The museum building was completed in 2010.

The Museum presents the history of Didymoteichou starting from the 2nd century A.D. where on the hill of Agios Petras (Holy Mount) the town of Plotinopolis was established during the reign of the Emperor Trajan. Visitors will learn how Didymoteichon was one of the major cities of Byzantium. At various times it was an administrative and military base of the Byzantine Empire. Three times it became the capital of Byzantium and it is the place where John Cantakouzenos was crowned Emperor in succession to Andronicus III.

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    Address Plotinoupoleous Street, Didymoteichio

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    Telephone 0030 2553 3 50624

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