Papadianika is at an altitude of 59m with approximately 1,800 residents that mainly engage in agriculture. The village was founded in 1821 by Cretans that came to the region. The village took its name from the most prominent family, Papadakis family.
In the region you will find the archaeological site in Palaiokastro hill where one can witness the historical continuity from the prehistoric to the Byzantine era. The hill is thought to be the place of the Byzantine castle of Asopos, which was part of the Despotate of Morea. After the fall of Constantinople, the village came under the rule of the Venetians and then of the Turks. The village has every modern infrastructure.