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About our village

ZONI is a beautiful small Arcadian village in Peloponnese. It is part of the Municipality of Megalopolis. It is located about 11 km about NE of Megalopolis, 38 km SE of Andritsaina, about 20 km SE of Karytaina, about 40 km SSE of Dimitsana, about 45 Km W of Tripolis and about 67 km NE of Kalamata. Until 1928 the village was known as Zounati. It has elevation 500m.

The hills are to the East and are covered with trees groves and some rocks. The forests are around the Zoni especially with farmlands. The panorama includes Karytaina, the Lykaio mountain, the Elissos river, the Ancient Theatre of Megalopolis etc. 

Η ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΖΩΝΗΣ φωτο: Ι.Γ.

ZONI ‘ S  SQUARE

Geography Location 

Longitude: 22,11879789686  (22”7’8”) E

Latitude: 37,4596792516    (37”27’29”) N

Nearest places: North the village Palamari, East the small village Trilofos, South the village Soulou and West the village Katsimpali.

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Historical Population

Year population change:

1920                 372  inhabitants

1961                       192               – 180

1981                       137                – 55

1991                       181                 + 44

2001                       118                 -63

2011                        74                  -44

The population between 1920 and 1961 almost dropped by half and between 1961 and 1981 lost more than a quarter of its total. The population recovered almost one third of the total by later in 2001, the population was down by slightly more than one-third. The population between 1920 and 2001 lost 254 inhabitants or 68.28%.

Other information

Zoni has a church (Saint Demetrius), two quint little churches (Saint Nickolas the Young,  Panagia Zoedochos Pigi) and a  square. Now a days, the first school of the village is a coffee – tavern and the last school is an assembly room of the “Educational and Local Improvement Society of Zoni”.

Houses were made out of stone. Until 1960’s, the roads became paved and homes received electricity… Modern Zoni is a picturesque village with hospitable inhabitants. Schedule a visit.

[ A great number of information is by the “Answers_com” ]

FEATURE landscapes in ZONI

landscape in ZONI

About the

“EDUCATIONAL AND LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY OF ZONI, ARCADIA”

The base of the “Educational and Local Improvement  Society of Zoni” is in the small Arcadian village Zoni of the Municipality of Megalopolis. It was established in December 29, 2003 and the formation of its first Board of Directors became in May 9, 2004.

The annual membership fee is 20 euros.

Our motto is: “ZONI UNITES US”

Works and social activities

Every year:  – Wall Calendar’s publication

– New Year’s Cake and the Carnival event

– August 16, the Meeting of the people from Zoni

– August 31, the Orthodox Ceremony of blessing bread for Holy Belt.

– October 26, the festivities of Saint Demetrius, of the Patron Saint of our village. Lunch in our assembly room.

Other activities: – The publication of the book (+ DVD) “200 YEARS ZONI (1810 – 2010)”.

– The creation of our site  www.zounati.wordpress.com

– Day excursions (Argos, Kalavryta, Spetses etc).

– Season cards (Easter, Christmas) to all inhabitants.

– The decoration of our assembly room in “Alonia”

(the office of our Society, the Library, the kitchen).

-The construction of the basketball court and the playground in the yard in “Alonia”.

– Renovation of 3 commune wells.

– Items in Arcadian newspapers

– and a great number of hours with personal work from all the members of the Board of Directors.


The BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2016 – 2018)

President: Mrs. MARIA LAGOUDI – KALOMALOU

Vice-President: Mr.GIORGOS GEORGOPOULOS

Secretary: 

Treasurer: Mrs. HELENA PAPADOPOULOU – PALLI

Member: Mr. PANAGIOTIS (TAKIS) PAPADIMITRIOU

Alternate Members: Mr. GIANNIS GR. PAPAIOANNOU

                                      Mr. PANAGIOTIS XYNOGALAS

Members of the PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE:

& Mr. DEMETRIUS K.  KALOMALOS.


A book for our village 

the book cover

the book’ s  cover

 

         “200 YEARS ZONI (1810 – 2010)”

Author: Zacharoula Pan. Gaitanaki

Cover & back cover’s photos: Giannis Pan. Gaitanakis

Language: Greek    

pages: 64 + DVD

An edition of the “Educational and Local Improvement Society of Zoni, Arcadia”, Athens 2010

Contents:

– ZONI, OUR BELOVED VILLAGE by Mr. Athanasios Pan. Argyropoulos, Former President of the “ELIS of Zoni”

– A message by the Mayor of Gortynos Mr. K. Michopoulos

– “ZONI OF OUR HEART” Preface by Zacharoula Gaitanaki

– ZONI, place, history, people

– The church of Saint Demetrius and the little churches

– Folklore of Zoni (places names, family names, nicknames, rural occupations, social life etc)

– “ZONI”, poem by the author

– “The Educational and Local Improvement Society of Zoni”

“200 YEARS ZONI (1810- 2010)” isn’t a sad memory of the beautiful past tenses of our village but it is a tender presentation, full of love and respect. Our village has a solid and unquestionable place in our hearts. Because ZONI, is ZONI of our heart…”   ZACHAROULA GAITANAKI

You can order the book, if you write to:

Mrs. MARIA LAGOUDI – KALOMALOU,

“MORFOTIKOS EXORAISTIKOS SYLLOGOS ZONIS”

 ZONI Dimou Megalopolis   22200 Arcadia  Greece

( For the book “200 YEARS ZONI” )


THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR SITE

 

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