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Kavousi is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°16′20″N 25°44′55″E / 35.27222°N 25.74861°E / 35.27222; 25.74861
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Municipality Ierapetra
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
 • Population 563 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 72200
Area code(s) 28420
Vehicle registration ΑΝ

Kavousi is a historic village in the municipality of Ierapetra in the prefecture of Lasithi in eastern Crete. "Kavousi" in 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 an elevation of 140 meters above sea level. 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 Gulf of Mirabello and the Isthmus of Ierapetra.

Population history[edit]

Year Residents
2011 563
2001 629