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.
Day, Leslie P., Nancy L. Klein, and Lee Ann Turner (2009), Kavousi IIA: The Late Minoan IIIC Settlement at Vronda. The Buildings on the Periphery (Prehistory Monographs 39), Philadelphia, PA: INSTAP Academic Press, 2012.
Day, Leslie P., and Kevin T. Glowacki (2012), Kavousi IIB: The Late Minoan IIIC Settlement at Vronda. The Buildings on the Summit (Prehistory Monographs 26), Philadelphia, PA: INSTAP Academic Press, 2012.