Vourvoura is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°20.1′N 22°29.5′E / 37.3350°N 22.4917°E / 37.3350; 22.4917
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArcadia
Municipal unitSkiritida
 • Community161
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Vourvoura (Greek: Βούρβουρα) is a village in the municipal unit of Skiritida, Tripoli, Arcadia, Greece. It is situated in the northwestern part of the Parnon mountains, at 1,000 m above sea level.. It is 5 km west of Agios Petros, 5 km north of Karyes (Laconia) and 22 km southeast of Tripoli.


In 1822 three families escaped from Chios and fled to Vourvoura due to the Chios massacre.

In 1863 the Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Βουρβούρων was founded in Vourvoura.

In 1917 the first car was brought to Vourvoura.

In 1940 106 male Greeks from Vouvoura volunteered to fight in the Greco-Italian War

From the years 1946-1949 Vourvoura was embroiled in a civil war between royalists and communists, in which members of the communist andartes were hiding in Vourvoura and fighting in the nearby mountains.

In 2011 Vouvoura was merged into the Skiritida municipality.


Year Population
1981 448
1991 462
2001 369
2011 252
2021 161

Notable people


  1. ^ "Αποτελέσματα Απογραφής Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2021, Μόνιμος Πληθυσμός κατά οικισμό" [Results of the 2021 Population - Housing Census, Permanent population by settlement] (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 29 March 2024.
  2. ^ "Sotirios (Sam) Panopoulos".