Where this village was, about 15 minutes away from Bagia (today's Kipoi), lay some ruins from this village. This area is today called "ruins" or "old houses". No one knows when exactly and why this village was ruined and its inhabitants left. Numerous families moved to Koukouli and Bagia. The only sure thing is that it was destroyed after 1430.
A tradition that still exists gives us some information on this subject. Apparently, the inhabitants of Tsernitsa left their village because very large snakes of tfe area used to climb up little children's cradles and choke them. However, it seems more accurate that they left mostly due to health reasons, since the area was dark and moist. Perhaps other reasons contributed to their destruction.
According to Lampridis, the word Tsernitsa stands for "Black earth".
K. Lazarides "My village, Koukouli", (1973), p 36.