Kriezis was descended from the island of Hydra and was born in Troizina in 1796. In July, 1821, he served in the Greek navy and he took part in the naval battles of Samos and of Spetses. In 1825 with Konstantinos Kanaris he set on fire an Egyptian warship inside the port of Alexandria. In 1828, Ioannis Kapodistrias placed him in command of a navy squadron and in 1829, he captured Vonitsa from the Turks.
- http://www.koutouzis.gr/kriezis.htm (in Greek)