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Kavousi (Καβούσι) is a historic village in the municipality of Ierapetra in the prefecture of Lasithi in eastern Crete.

It is situated 19 kilometers northeast of Ierapetra, 26 km east of Agios Nikolaos and 42 km west of Sitia. The village is located in the northern foothills of the Thripti mountain range. 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 kilometers south of Tholos beach. The village has a magnificent view over the Bay of Mirabello and the Isthmus of Ierapetra.
References

Boyd, Harriet A. (1901), 'Excavations at Kavousi, Crete, in 1900', American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 5, No. 2. (Apr. - Jun., 1901), pp. 125-157.
Gesell, Geraldine C., Leslie P. Day, and William D.E. Coulson (1983), 'Excavations and Survey at Kavousi, 1978-1981', Hesperia Vol. 52, No. 4 (Oct. 1983), pp. 389-420.
Gesell, Geraldine C., Leslie P. Day, and William D.E. Coulson (1985), 'Kavousi, 1982-83: The Kastro', Hesperia Vol. 54, No. 4 (Oct. 1985), pp. 327-355.
Day, Leslie P., William D.E. Coulson, and Geraldine C. Gesell, 'Kavousi 1983-84: The Settlement at Vronda', Hesperia Vol. 55, No. 4 (Oct. 1986), pp. 335-387.
Gesell, Geraldine C., Leslie P. Day, and William D.E. Coulson, 'Excavations at Kavousi, Crete, 1987', Hesperia Vol. 57, No. 4 (Oct. 1988), pp. 279-301.
Gesell, Geraldine C., William D.E. Coulson, and Leslie P. Day (1991), 'Excavations at Kavousi, Crete, 1988', Hesperia Vol. 60, No. 2 (Apr. 1991), pp. 145-177.
Gesell, Geraldine C., Leslie P. Day, and William D.E. Coulson (1995), 'Excavations at Kavousi, Crete, 1989 and 1990', Hesperia Vol. 64, No. 1 (Jan. 1995), pp. 67-120.
Haggis, Donald C. (1996), 'Archaeological Survey at Kavousi, East Crete: Preliminary Report', Hesperia, Vol. 65, No. 4. (Oct. - Dec., 1996), pp. 373-432.
Coulson, William D.E., Donald C. Haggis, Margaret S. Mook, and Jennifer L. Tobin (1997), 'Excavations on the Kastro at Kavousi: An Architectural Overview', Hesperia Vol. 66, No. 3 (Jul. 1997), pp. 315-390.
Betancourt, Philip P., James D. Muhly, William R. Farrand, Carola Stearns, Lada Onyshkevych, William B. Hafford, and Doniert Evely (1999), 'Research and Excavation at Chrysokamino, Crete 1995-1998', Hesperia Vol. 68, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep. 1999), pp. 343-370.
Haggis,Donald C., Margaret S. Mook, C. Margaret Scarry, Lynn M. Snyder and William C. West III (2004), 'Excavations at Azoria, 2002,' Hesperia, Vol. 73, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 2004), pp. 339-400.
Haggis, Donald C. (2005), Kavousi I: The Archaeological Survey of the Kavousi Region (Prehistory Monographs 16), Philadelphia, PA: INSTAP Academic Press, 2005.
Betancourt, Philip P. (2006), The Chrysokamino Metallurgy Workshop and Its Territory (Hesperia Supplement 36), Princeton, NJ: ASCSA Publications, 2006.
Stefanakis, Manolis I., William C. West, III, Donald C. Haggis, Margaret S. Mook, Rodney D. Fitzsimons, C. Margaret Scarry and Lynn M. Snyder (2007), 'Excavations at Azoria, 2003-2004, Part 1: The Archaic Civic Complex,' Hesperia, Vol. 76, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 2007), pp. 243-321.
Haggis,Donald C., Margaret S. Mook, Tristan Carter and Lynn M. Snyder (2007), 'Excavations at Azoria, 2003-2004, Part 2: The Final Neolithic, Late Prepalatial, and Early Iron Age Occupation,' Hesperia, Vol. 76, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 2007), pp. 665-716.
Day, Leslie P., Nancy L. Klein, and Lee Ann Turner (2009), Kavousi IIA: The Late Minoan IIIC Settlement at Vronda. The Buildings on the Summit (Prehistory Monographs 26), Philadelphia, PA: INSTAP Academic Press, 2009.
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