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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 203
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 22007
Vehicle registration TP

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.


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'.[citation needed] It was inhabited by Slavs in the 18th century.[citation needed]


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

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  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ "Zatouna, Centre of Theodorakis's world". Retrieved 2007-08-01.