COUNTY: Laconia MUNICIPALITY: Evrotas
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.
Population 100 - 500
Distance from nearest city 50-75km
TL;DRA lovely mountainous hamlet in a beautiful landscape is worth visiting.