Tsaritsani (Greek: Τσαριτσάνη) is a village and a short-lived community in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Elassona, of which it is a municipal unit. It was created as a community in 2006, when it was separated from the municipality of Elassona. It has a population of 2,507 people (2001 census), and lies in the northwestern part of Larissa regional unit, 40 km from Larissa. It has a land area of 57.791 km², and consists solely of one town, the town of Tsarítsani.
Its geography includes farmlands in the valley areas, the mountains are around the area as well as grasslands, ledges are to be founded in some areas and barren area in the higher elevations.
Tsaritsani is a traditional village at the foot of Mount Olympus, with many country churches of the Post Byzantine period. It is one of the biggest villages of the regional unit that was at its peak in the 16th century. Its mansions are popular tourist destinations.
The commune was founded (refounded?) on March 15, 2006 under law 3348 in which it separated from Elassona.
The town was known as Melouna (Μελούνα) before it was annexed with the rest of Greece in the Balkan Wars.
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Tsaritsani elassona.com.gr (Greek)
Tsaritsani on GTP Travel Pages
Municipalities and communities of the Larissa Prefecture
Agia | Ampelonas | Antichasia | Armenio | Elassona | Enippeas | Evrymenes | Farsala | Giannouli | Gonnoi | Kato Olympos | Kileler | Koilada | Krannonas | Lakereia | Larissa | Livadi | Makrychori | Melivoia | Narthaki | Nessonas | Nikaia | Olympos | Platykampos | Polydamantas | Potamia | Sarantaporo | Tyrnavos |
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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