Kapsala is rthe semi-abandoned village of the Mavromichalis clan who fled after they were blamed for the murder of John Kapodistrias, the first Governor of free Greece. There are a few houses that are used as summer retreats or to be close to their farms. Many Mavromichalis who originally came from the Mani and were heroes of the revolution live in Kyparissi. Some say the British killed Kapodistrias and blamed it on Mavromichalis and got them both out of the way.