Athanasios Diakos, Greece

Athanasios Diakos
Αθανάσιος Διάκος
Athanasios Diakos is located in Greece
Athanasios Diakos
Coordinates 38°42′N 22°11′E / 38.7°N 22.183°E / 38.7; 22.183Coordinates: 38°42′N 22°11′E / 38.7°N 22.183°E / 38.7; 22.183
Country: Greece
Region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Phocis
Municipality: Delphi
Municipal unit: Kallieis
Population statistics (as of 2001)
 - Population: 307
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Auto: ΑΜ

Athanasios Diakos (Greek: Αθανάσιος Διάκος, older name: Ano Mousounitsa Άνω Μουσουνίτσα) is a small village in the municipal unit of Kallieis, Phocis, Greece in the high Vardousia mountains. Its 2001 population was 307. It is the largest village in the municipality.


Nearest places

  • Mavrolithari, northeast
  • Moussounitsa


Year Population
1981 135
1991 308
2001 307


The mountains dominate the entire area and are made up of forests and barren land, Athanasios Diakos are surrounded by two mountain range, the Vardousia of the Pindos mountains and Oiti to the north (not part of the area) and Gkiona to the south. The Mornos river flows about 2 km to the east. Farmlands are within the village area. The Fthiotis prefecture is bordered to the north

Location and transportation

Athanasios Diakos is located south of Lamia, northwest of Amfissa, north of Lidoriki, north-northeast of Nafpaktos and southeast of Karpenissi. They are also connected with roads connecting Lidoriki and Amfissa. There is an unpaved mountain pass with the Fthiotida prefecture.

Athansios Diakos has about 4 km of paved road and about 6 km of gravel road..


Athanasios Diakos then as Ano Mousounitsa dates back to the Slavic peoples times, they inhabited the village, the village was later acquired by the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks, it became a part of Greece after the Greek War of Independence, a famous hero during the cause was Athanasios Diakos, he was later honoured a village after him and battled there, before, it was only known as 'Ano Moustenitsa. It has adopted its current name in the early 20th century. After World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt, some of the Allied soldiers were stranded in the pass range at the time. Athanasios Diakos became connected with asphalt in the 1960s. More pavement was accessed in the late 20th century. Electricity, radio and automobiles were introduced in the mid-20th century, television in the late-20th century and computer and internet at the turn of the millennium.

See also

  • List of places in the Fokida prefecture

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