«Significant events in the history of the village through the ages»

  • 1700
Vanetian census shows Karitsa having 37 families and 152 dwellers

  • 1780
Karitsa along with a cluster of villages known as Kounoupohoria deemed to be wholly owned by the Sultan of the Court of Argos

  • 1820 (circa)
Many Karitsiotes migrate from the village to other more prosperous places: Spetses, Astros Kinourias, Gramousa (present day Ambelohori) and Molaous

  • 1825
In the afternoon of 11 September 1825 a detachment of Imbraim Pasha's forces torches the village and the forest of Tsouka

  • 1830
Recognition of Hellenic Independence

The first demographic count in liberated Greece shows Karitsa inhabited by 20 families

  • 1833
In the first subdivision of liberated Greece into administrative regions Karitsa, Alepohori, Velota, Vrondamas and Geraki join together to form the larger Area Council of Geronthres in the Province of Lakedemon of the Prefecture of Laconia

  • 1861
Consecration of Agios Kostandinos

  • 1869
Agios Yannis built.  Funding by H Malavazos

  • 1872
Ordination of Dimitri Hroni "Papahroni"

  • 1876
Main water taps improved

  • 1879
National census: Karitsa population 280

  • 1889
National census: Karitsa population 284

  • 1890 - 1920
Towards the end of the nineteenth century many Karitsiotes migrate to America.  This continues until the 1920s when economic decline reduces the flow of Greek migrants to America.

  • 1892
Bulding of Evagelistria begins.  It will take 30 years to complete.

  • 1896
National census: Karitsa population 327

Consecration of Agios Nikolas

  • 1907
National census: Karitsa population 354

  • 1912
Break up of the Area Council of Geronthres and establishemnt of Village Council of Karitsa.  First village presidenht Georgios Tsembelis

  • 1912 - 1922
Wars: 14 Karitsiotes killed in action

  • 1920
National census: Karitsa population  416

Consecration of Evagelistria (circa 1920)

  • 1927
Death of Papahronis

  • 1928
National census: Karitsa population 408

  • 1929
Erection of War Memorial

  • 1930 (circa)
Ordination of Anastasis Malavazos "Papanastasis"

  • 1940
National census: Karitsa population 424

  • 1940 - 1947
Nazi occupation and civil war: 20 fallen

  • 1947
New Years Day:  Battle of Karitsa, 4 villagers killed, 4 houses torched, village records destroyed

  • 1951
National census: Karitsa population 464.  Record number of people in the history of the village

  • 1953 - 1975
Mass wave of post war migration draws many Karitsiotes to Australia, Canada and Germany

  • 1956
Opening up of motor road from Variko to Agios Nikolas.  Previously transportation was solely by animals on the mule track

Building of reservoir and water taps in Pera Gitonia (Far Side)

American-Karitsioti, Kostas P Andoniou, funds running water pipe from upland source
Koprisia to Kendriki Vrisi.

  • 1958
First motor car, owned by Sofoklis Toundas comes to the village

Reservoir in Mesorahi built by forestry authorities to serve the needs of the shepherds

  • 1960
First tractor, owned by Yannis Athanasiou Andoniou, is brought to the village

  • 1961
National census: Karitsa population 371

Building of new school funded by American Karitsiotes, local villagers and school children who organise theatre presentations in surrounding villages Geraki, Alepohori and Mari to raise contribution.
  • 1964
Death of Papanastasis

  • 1968
Opening up of motor road "Odos Agiou Dimitriou" first to Mariorema and then to Agios Dimitris.

Military Junta appoints Georgio Lambros village president

  • 1973
Electricity brought to the village

  • 1981
National census: Karitsa population 286

  • 1990
Reservoir for shepherds built in Pano Loutsa

Water discovered in Dariva

  • 1991
National census: Karitsa population 263

  • 1996
Connection with automated telephone exchange of Geraki allows individuals in Karitsa to have own private lines

  • 1999
After 86 years of separate local governement, Karitsa joins Alepohori, Kalithea and Geraki to form the new area council of Geronthres.  First mayor Lambros Vourvouriotis and village chairman Kostas I Katsambis.

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