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4717, Souni Zanatzia, Limassol

25934794

25932036

www.sounizanatzia.com

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SOUNI ZANATZIA history

History

The villages of Souni and Zanatzia are twenty three kilometres northwest of the town of Limassol, on the way between Limassol and Kantou, Kivides, Omodos and Troodos. Situated among pines, carob trees and lush natural vegetation on a hilly area with a wonderful climate and an amazing view of the beach of Episkopi, the villages of Souni and Zanatzia administratively form a community.


Souni

The Village of Souni is built on a hilly area with an altitude of 440 metres and the entire administrative area of the village has a slope from north to south. The altitude of the northern border reaches 550 metres and is reduced to 440 metres near the village and 250 meters to the south border.

The village receives an average annual rainfall of about 520 millimetres and in its area there is a cultivation of carobs, cereals and forage plants, as well as a few varieties of vineyardsand almond trees, olive trees and fruit trees.

The village has experienced many population fluctuations. In 1901 the inhabitants were 4 decreasing to 2 in 1911 and increasing to 13 in 1921 and 1931. In the census of 1946 the village was deserted by its inhabitants. In the censuses of 1960 and 1973 the inhabitants of the village were combined with the inhabitants of the neighbouring village Zanatzia and amounted to 66 in 1960 and to 81 in 1973. In 1976 the residents of Souni numbered 72 and increased to 94 in 1982. Today the residents of both villages are estimated to be 2000.

The village's name is reminiscent of the famous cape in Attica, Sounion where the famous temple of Poseidon resides. However a municipality with the same name existed in ancient Attica which first belonged to the Leontida tribe and to the Attalidou tribe after 200 BC. The same name was also found on the island of Paros.

The relationship of Attica Sounion with Souni Cyprus however has not been proven yet. The fact that Souni is found near the ancient kingdom of Kourion (and therefore the area belonged to that kingdom) makes us assume that perhaps Souni preserves the name of that ancient place. The area of the village was important for the city of Kourion, because this is where the ancient city obtained its drinking water, at least during the Roman era and quite possibly earlier.

The village of Souni is not mentioned in medieval sources. It seems that the original settlement was destroyed and it is unknown when the recent Souni was re-established.



Zanatzia

The village of Zanatzia is also built and set on the hills at an average altitude of 400 metres. The landscape of the area has a slope to the south and is dismembered by the Kouris river system.

The average annual rainfall in the village is 500 milimetres and the area is cultivated with a variety of vineyards, grain, fodder and carobs.
In 1881 the population of the village numbered 174 inhabitants and decreasing at 2 in 1891. Probably in 1881 the villagers were included with the residents of Souni which is not listed in this census. In 1901 the residents increased at 7 and at 23 in 1921, decreasing to 21 in 1931. In the census of 1946 indicated that the village was abandoned by its inhabitants. In the censuses of 1960 and 1973 the population of the village was counted together with the residents of Souni. In 1976 there were 49 people living in the village, which increased to 60 in 1982. Today the residents of both villages are estimated to be 2000.

The village was known by the same name from the Frankish period, probably belonging to a nobleman named Zane, from whom it took its name Zanatzia.
According to others, the village owes its name to the Zanos bird that nests in the village. The most likely is that the village owes its name to the plant Zalatzin.

It's reported that during the Turkish occupation and specifically in 1600, the village was destroyed by the Turks for an unknown reason. Later the Hadjipavlou family from Limassol, created plantations of vineyards leading to reinstall the small population. In Zanatzia the first small wine factory was created by the house Zatzipavlou, ETKO currently does not work as a factory  but as a wine warehouse.

The main road that passes by the community of Souni Zanatzia, and connects Limassol and Troodos via Kantou has in recent years experienced a great residential development of nice homes and villas literally smothered in green trees and beautiful flowers. The traditional cores of both villages on the east and west sides of the main road still retain the old characteristics of Cypriot villages.


It seems that the community of Souni Zanatzia evolve in dwelling because of the wonderful climate and the unique natural environment, which has fantastic views as well as the short distance from the town of Limassol. The village attracts both the citizens of Limassol and other Cypriots as well as large number of foreigners that also acquire their homes or cottages in the area.

SOUNI ZANATZIA places of interest

Places of Interest

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Agiasma
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Village Entrance
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Village Entrance 2
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Gefiri Tou Lakkou
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Hunting Equipment Shop
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Cultural Center
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Fountain
SOUNI ZANATZIA churches and monasteries

Churches/Monasteries

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Archaggelou Michael
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Panayia Zanatsias
SOUNI ZANATZIA community council

Community Council

The chairman and members of the Community Council of Souni-Zanatzia of Limassol District that have been elected during the municipal elections held on 18 December 2011, according to Communities Law, N.86 (I) / 1999 are as follows:
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President
Name: Efstathios Georgiou
Phone: 99311014
 
Deputy Chairman
Name: George Georgiou
Phone: 99411641

Members
Name: Vryonis Moniatis
Phone: 99696420

Name: Monica Ioannidou Polemiti
Phone: 96665156
 
Name: Kleoniki Moniatis
Phone: 96580926
 
Name: George Pilakkouris
Phone: 99604965
 
Name: Kyriakoulla Gabriel
Phone: 99664737
 
 
Secretarial Staff
Name: Nektaria Veresie
Phone: 99550247
 
Laborer Staff
Name: Socrates Anastasiou
Phone: 99442149
 
Name: Christos Christou
Phone: 99550271

SOUNI ZANATZIA citizen services

Citizens Services

Projects in SOUNI ZANATZIA

Projects

Video of SOUNI ZANATZIA

Video

Records of SOUNI ZANATZIA

Records

Organised groups in SOUNI ZANATZIA

Organised Groups

Volunteer Community Council of Souni - Zanatzia

The Volunteer Community Council of Souni – Zanatzia was established on 9/5/2003.
The core services that are offered by the VCC are the care of children, to facilitate working parents, to help the children to learn while also entertaining the children with games and activities and the involvement outside the area of organization centers providing warm food for the elderly, people with health problems, solitary people in the communities Souni-Zanatzia-Vouniou and providing company to the elderly and especially to the solitary people.

The VCC organizes fun and informative excursion trips and evening gatherings with artistic programs.
 
The Board of Directors of VCC consists of volunteers who provide their services without pay. These are:
 
President: Rebecca Karagiannis
Vice President: Christopher Antoniou
Secretary: Andreas Menelaou
Treasurer: Sotiris Katsiaris
Member: Maria Demetriou
Member: Socrates Christodoulou
Member: Marigo Kokkinou

Cultural Group

The Cultural Society of Souni - Zanatzia was founded on 20 June 2003 by a group of people that love the rich cultural heritage of the place, who wanted to eliminate or alienate the modern lifestyle of the village.
 
So in 2003, having as a primary purpose the research, rescue, registration, study and dissemination of the manners and customs of the place, the Cultural Foundation Group of Souni - Zanatzia was founded to unite the memories of the old and the younger generations.
 
The Cultural Club has a dance group and a theatrical group.


Hunting Club Sounion - Zanatzia

The Hunting Association was founded on 29 September 1994 under the name "Vathyronas". The early founders of the association were:

President: Michael E. Michael
Vice President: Zinon Demetriou
Secretary: Christakis Kyprianou
Assistant Secretary: Makarios Tsitsis
Treasurer: Christodoulos Katsiaris
Assistant Treasurer: Christos Athini
Game Authority: Parthenis Christodoulou
Assistant Game Authority: Demitris Georgiou

Personalities in SOUNI ZANATZIA

Personalities

Culture and sports in SOUNI ZANATZIA

Culture/Sports

Youth Center Souni - Zanatzia

The Youth Center of Souni – Zanatzia was founded in 1996 with the initiative of a group of young residents of the village and with the active support of the members of the Youth and the Provincial Committee of Youth Centers (EEKN) Limassol.
 
The Youth Center motivates young people in different areas by encouraging the involvement of young people in the life of the community combined with the intellectual culture and entertainment.
 
The Youth Center of Souni - Zanatzia has a football team which was founded in 2009 and competes in the Football Association AOKNEL.
 
The various activities of the Youth Centre are Christmas and Easter events, donations, trips, visits, festivals, environmental and sporting activities.
 
The Youth Center of Souni - Zanatzia is an active member of the District Committee of Youth Centers of Limassol and a member of the Cyprus Youth Centers.

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Village Streets

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Infirmary

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Community Centre

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Community Council

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Butcher Shop

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Lenas Kiosk

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Lenias Tavern

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Primary School

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