We have to go back to the time of Greek colonization to understand the origin of this ancient city founded in the 1st century B.C. The original name of this colony is Hēmeroskópeion, a term in Greek that means “watchtower” or “daytime observatory”.
The main purpose of this town was to control the passage of tuna banks in annual migrations and a fishing operations base.
Later with the arrival of the Romans to the Peninsula and its occupation, the city was renamed Dianium that derives it from Diana, Roman goddess identified with Artemis.
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