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Zatouna is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°35.4′N 22°1.4′E / 37.5900°N 22.0233°E / 37.5900; 22.0233Coordinates: 37°35.4′N 22°1.4′E / 37.5900°N 22.0233°E / 37.5900; 22.0233
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality Gortynia
Municipal unit Dimitsana
 • Population 71 (2011)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 22007
Vehicle registration TP

Zatouna (Greek: Ζάτουνα, Arabic: زَيْتُونة) 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 2011 Zatouna had a population of 45 for the village and 71 for the community, which includes the nearby villages Markos and Vlongos. Zatouna is 2 km southwest of Dimitsana and 23 km northwest of Megalopoli. It is considered a traditional settlement.


Year Population village Population community
1981 160 -
1991 103 -
2001 75 208
2011 45 71


The name Zatouna is of Arabic origin from Zaituna, and means olive. It origins are from the Ottoman Empire when there were cultivation of olive trees in the area.[2]


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.[3] Famous Greek actor Mimis Fotopoulos (1913–1986) was born in Zatouna.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ "Zaituna", Quranic names.
  3. ^ "Zatouna, Centre of Theodorakis's world". Retrieved 2007-08-01.