Kavousi

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Kavousi
Καβούσι
Location
Kavousi is located in Greece
Kavousi
Kavousi
Coordinates 35°7′N 25°51′E / 35.117°N 25.850°E / 35.117; 25.850Coordinates: 35°7′N 25°51′E / 35.117°N 25.850°E / 35.117; 25.850
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Crete
Regional unit: Lasithi
Municipality: Ierapetra
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 563
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 125 m (410 ft)
Postal code: 72200
Telephone: 28420
Auto: ΑΝ

Kavousi is a historic village in the municipality of Ierapetra in the prefecture of Lasithi in eastern Crete. Kavousi in Greek the Cretan dialect means water source (Greek: Πηγή). The village is situated 19 km(11.8 mi) northeast of Ierapetra, 26 km(16 mi) east of Agios Nikolaos and 42 km(26 mi) west of Sitia. The village is located in the northern foothills of the Thripti mountain range at 140m altitude. Many archaeological sites have been discovered in the area of Kavousi, among which are Vronda, Kastro, Azoria, Chrysokamino and the isle Pseira. Kavousi lies just 3.6 km(2.2 mi) south of Tholos Beach. The village has a magnificent view over the Bay of Mirabello and the Isthmus of Ierapetra.


Population history[edit]

Year Residents
2011 563
2001 629

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)