Until 1923, the village was called Yenikoi or Yeniköy and inhabited mostly by Turks and Bulgarians.
It was hard fought over on October 3 and 4, 1916, between the 10th (Irish) Division and the Bulgarian Army.The Irish took and held the village, despite fierce and costly counterattacks by the Bulgarians.
- Strezov G. Two sanjaks Eastern Macedonia. Periodical of Bulgarian Literary Society in Sredets, kn.XXXVI, 1891, p 842.
- The Capture of Yenikoi in Oct 1916. The Salonika Campaign. Dublin Fusiliers.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
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