Venetian census shows Karitsa having 37 families and 152 dwellers
Emigration of Karitsiotes to other more prosperous places: Spetses, Astros Kinourias, Gramousa (present day Ambelohori) and Molaous
Birth of Dimitrios Karitsiotis, national benefactor, in Astros of Kinouria, descendent of
family originally from Karitsa
Karitsa along with a cluster of villages known as Kounoupohoria deemed to be wholly owned by the Sultan of the Court of Argos
Revolution for Greek national independence
In the afternoon of Friday 11 September 1825 a detachment of Imbraim Pasha's forces torches some houses in the village and the forest of Tsouka. Eleven women and girls captured and taken for the slave trade in the Middle East
Recognition of Hellenic Independence
The first demographic count in liberated Greece shows Karitsa inhabited by 20 families
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. First mayor of Geronthres, Dimitrios Ikonomou from Geraki
Book by Ioannis Rogavis shows Karitsa with 34 dwellings and 174 inhabitants
Consecration of Agios Kostandinos
Agios Yannis built. Funding by H Malavazos
Ordination of Dimitri Hroni "papa-Hroni"
Main water taps improved
National census: Karitsa population 280
National census: Karitsa population 284
1890 - 1920 (circa)
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.
Building of Evangelistria begins. It will take 30 years to complete.
National census: Karitsa population 327
Consecration of Agios Nikolas
National census: Karitsa population 354
Break up of the Area Council of Geronthres and establishment of Village Council of Karitsa. First village president Georgios Tsembelis
1912 - 1922
Wars: 14 Karitsiotes killed in action
Mihalis I Malavazos decorated with Bravery Medals by prime minister Eleftherios Venizelos for gallantry in the Asia Minor campaign and the war against Bulgaria.
National census: Karitsa population 416
Consecration of Evangelistria (circa 1920)
Death of papa-Hronis
National census: Karitsa population 408
Erection of War Memorial
Ordination of Anastasis Malavazos "papa-Anastasis"
National census: Karitsa population 424
1940 - 1947
Nazi occupation and civil war: 20 fallen
New Years Day: Battle of Karitsa, 4 villagers killed,
9 houses torched, village records destroyed
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
Opening up of motor road from Variko to Agios Nikolas following the old 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.
of new school begins under the supervision of building committee: Anastasis
Malavazos (priest), Alexis Porfiris (president of village council) and Kostas
Porfiris (school teacher). New school funded by American Karitsiotes, local
villagers and school children who organise theatre presentations in surrounding
villages Geraki, Alepohori and Mari to raise money.
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
First tractor, owned by Yannis Athanasiou Andoniou, is brought to the village
National census: Karitsa population 371
teacher, Mr Kolias, begins teaching at new school at the start of the new school
year in September 1961.
Locals recall long list of former teachers:
Malavazos (the village priest ran the school during the war years)
Profiris ( ~1940-41)
Rongakos (~1932-1935) He was sacked when he uncovered council wrongdoings
Death of Papa-Anastasis
Opening up of motor road "Odos Agiou Dimitriou" first to Mariorema and then to Agios Dimitris.
Military Junta appoints Georgio Lambros village president
Electricity brought to the village
National census: Karitsa population 286
Brotherhood of Karitsa formed in Adelaide, Australia
Reservoir for shepherds built in Pano Loutsa
Water discovered in Dariva
National census: Karitsa population 263
Connection with automated telephone exchange of Geraki allows individuals in Karitsa to have own private lines
Karitsa Of Laconia WebPages by Dimitri Katsambis posted on the world wide web
After 86 years of separate local government, Karitsa joins Alepohori, Kalithea and Geraki to form the new area council of
Geronthres. First mayor Lambros Vourvouriotis and village chairman Kostas I Katsambis.
National census: Karitsa population 228
Karitsa Family Trees by Stelios Hagias posted on the world wide web