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Zatouna (Greek: Ζάτουνα) is a mountain village and a community in the municipal unit of Dimitsana, western Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. It is situated on a mountain slope at about 1000 m elevation, west of the river Lousios. In 2001 Zatouna had a population of 75 for the village and 203 for the community, which includes the nearby villages Markos and Vlongos. Zatouna is 2 km southwest of Dimitsana and 23 km northwest of Megalopoli.

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Year Population village Population community
1981 160 -
1991 103 -
2001 75 208

The name Zatouna is of Slavic origin, and means 'away from the river'.[CN] It was inhabited by Slavs in 18th century.[CN]

Zatouna is the birthplace of Staikos Staikopoulos, who laid siege to the castle of Palamidi in 1821 while it was under Turkish control. The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis was banished to the village in 1968 by the military junta.[1] Famous Greek actor Mimis Fotopoulos (1913–1986) was born in Zatouna.
See also

List of settlements in Arcadia

External links

Geography, history, news and photos from Zatouna
History and Information about Zatouna
Zatouna on the GTP Travel Pages


^ "Zatouna, Centre of Theodorakis's world". Retrieved 2007-08-01.

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