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Karitsa

COUNTY: Laconia MUNICIPALITY: Evrotas

Clouds
11ºC

Population

100 - 500

Distance from nearest city

50-75km

TL;DR

A lovely mountainous hamlet in a beautiful landscape is worth visiting.
Karitsa is a lovely hamlet with 230 inhabitants built on mount Parnon at an altitude of 680m and located among Tsouka (1100m), Elatia (1272m) and Rachi Asfaka mountains. It is 50km from Sparti. Perhaps its name comes from the Greek word “karya or Karydia”, meaning “walnut”. A beautiful paved square, the old Evangelistria church, built 110 years ago, the numerous stone fountains strewn around, as well as the beautiful landscape surrounding the hamlet, make it worth visiting. It has an excellent climate. On August 29 there is a grand fete dedicated to the chapel of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (John the Baptist) near the village.