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Regional unit : Lasithi

  • Kavousi (Καβούσιον) Lasithi
  • Kavousi, View from the Citadel, c. 1901

    Kavousi or older form Kavousio (gr. Καβούσι / Καβούσιον ) is a village in Ierapertra municipality. . It is situated 19 kilometers north-east of Ierapetra, 26 of Agios Nikolaos and 42 kilometers of Sitia. It is built north west of Thripti mountain. In Kavousi many ancient minoan sites and hamlets have been found, among which among which are Vronda, Kastro, Azoria, Chrysokamino and the isle Pseira. . Kavousi lies just 2 kilometers from Tholos beach. The village has a magnificent view over Mirabello bay and the Ierapetra plain.


    Two Early Iron Age settlements exist near Kavousi, one is called Kastro (Castle) at an altitude of 710 m. (35o 06' N,25 o 52 ' E) . Near Kavousi is an olive tree estimated to be 5000 years old.


    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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    Division of the municipal Department

    • Kavousio / Δ.δ. Καβουσίου [ 629 ]
      • Kavousio / το Καβούσιον [ 604 ]
      • Drakalevrio / το Δρακαλεύριον [ 10 ]
      • Melisses / οι Μέλισσες [ 8 ]
      • Panagia / η Παναγία [ 7 ]
      • Tsamantis / ο Τσαμάντης [ 0 ]
    • Kalamavka / Δ.δ. Καλαμαύκας [ 521 ]
      Ano Symi / η Άνω Σύμη [ 5 ]

    Kavousi Citadel, plan from a 1901 publication

    Terra-Cotta Animals found on the slope of the citadel near Kavousi

    Community Kavousi
    Drakalevri (Δρακαλεύρι, το)
    Kavousi (Καβούσι, το)
    Melisses (Μέλισσες, οι)
    Panagia (Παναγία, η)
    Tsamantis (Τσαμάντης, ο)
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