Asimi

Asimi

Asimi is in the Gortyna municipality and a modern town that serves the commercial, banking and other needs of the residents of the area.

It is on the watershed of Geropotamos and Anapodaris rivers and 51 kilometers from Heraclion.

According to the 2011 census, 1.215 people live in Asimi and their main occupations are agriculture, olive crop and vine- growing, and commerce.

HISTORY

Ruins of a Roman settlement and findings from the Hellenic- Roman era were found in Argio, near the village.

The first reference of Asimi was in a document of 1280. In 1395, it is stated in a record as a fief of Julian Vassalo. Later it is also found in Venetian and Turkish censuses.

CHURCHES

The patron saint of the village is Agios Titos. The country churches of Agios Charalampos and Panagia of Zoodochos Pigi are also in Asimi.

FESTIVITIES

Cultural and sports festivities are often held in Asimi. One of them takes place on the day of the celebration of the patron saint, on the 25th of August. A traditional Cretan feast is held the day of the celebration of Agios Titos.

Festivities are also taken place in the country church of Zoodochos Pigi on the second day of Easter.

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