Assini "traditional country village" (as it is used to be called by the inhabitants), is only 8km from Nafplio and has about 1,280 residents. It is situated at the foot of a high mountain shaped egg and on top of the chapel of Prophet Elias, which radiates a unique sense lit in the evening!

The houses of Assini are traditionally built among lush orange groves, olive groves and large areas of tangerines, vegetables and cereals.


The visitor at Assini feels the aroma of the Argolid plain famous for citrus and combined with the sea air coming from the beach or Assini Beach Kastraki (about 1 km distance), thus creating a sense of inner strength and wellness.

                          The Hill of Prophet Elias

Assini owes its name from the Ancient Assini. The Acropolis of Ancient Assini was first occupied in the fifth millennium BC .The first excavations of the Acropolis and Lower town was made ​​by the Swedish Archaeological Expedition (1922-1930) and continued in the 1970s by D Office of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the Swedish Institute at Athens. Many of the finds from the excavations of Assini are on display in Sweden, particularly from the excavations of 1920, while others exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Nafplio. More information about the archaeological site can be found in the "Archaeological Sites - Points of Interest." 

                                                                       View of the Acropolis of Ancient Assini

During the years of Ottoman Empire, Assini was called Tzeferaga, a name was given by the Turks, the Aga Jeffers. In 1902 it was renamed and called Assini derived as above, from Ancient Assini. Also Assini hardly is united with the settlement of "Saint-Paraskevi-Cello," which has a perfect view of citrus Assini and the sea which is just 2 km away. 

                                                                                        Church of Saint Paraskevi

                                                                                View of traditional house

Today (2011), the village Assini has its own modern life with remarkable tourist infrastructure (apartments, rooms, hotels, camping sites, tavernas, cafes, bars, etc.) that combines traditional lifestyle, alternative routes to diverse nature, culture and the remarkable religious monuments that do deserve a visit. Most of the religious monuments are devoted to religious mysteries, such as weddings, baptisms throughout the year.

The visitor of Assini can briefly see the following notable points of interest:

Chapel of Prophet Elias (July 20)

  • Ancient Acropolis of Assini-Kastraki Beach
  • Mycenaean tombs in the necropolis Barbuda
  • Virgin Mary (15 August)
  • The Church of Transfiguration of Christ (August 6) (More information on Byzantine church can be found in the "Archaeological Sites - Points of Interest") and St. George (April 23)
  • Church of Saint Demetrius (Oct. 26),
  • St. Tryphon, St. Constantine / and Helen (21 May)
  • Saint Nikolaos, Saint Triada, Saint Paraskevi (Cello, July 26)
  • Saint Irene (May 5)
  • Tower of Bey

Apart from the monuments, the visitor of Assini has the ability to swim in beautiful and clean beaches, located a short distance. Tolo, Kastraki, Ancient Assini, Plaka, Vivari, Condili, Candia - organized or not - different and certainly unique - easily accessible - with admission-free to the public.

                                                                       View of beach Kastaki and Plaka
 Central Square
(Lat: 37.54458582723079, Long: 22.863865792722095)