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Kavousi

 

 
 

The village of Kavousi is located at the northern coast of the county of Ierapetra, and it is the most western village of the county. It is 27 km away from Agios Nikolaos, 19 km from Ierapetra and 40 from Sitia, built on the foot of the hill "Afentis" at 140m above see level.
It is the seat of the municipality of the same name with 711 inhabitants. Its main product is olive oil. There is also a traditional production of abstracts from olive trees, cedar trees and sage

"Kavoussi" in the Cretan idiom means a cavity or a small cistern which concentrates the water of a small spring, and is commonly used as the name of certain locations in the island.

Sights :

· The archaeological site of "Vrondas", a preminoan settlement which can be visited by car.

· The archaeological site of "Plai Kastrou", preminoan settlement with interresting finds, now on display at the Iraklion museum, visited only by a 1.5km footpath.

· The gorge of Mison with rare flora and fauna, and two paths, one for walking and one for trekking.

· The cave "Theriospilios" with stalactites and stalagmites.

 
 
From the main road of the village we look at the church, which is near the square.
The entrance of one of the orthodox churches in the midst of a winter landscape. (January 2004)
A smaller square "hidden" among the houses of the village.
Ideal place for relaxing and refreshment in summer
 
 
 
Kavousi is located on the national way from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia. It's an ideal place for having a short stop, as you are travelling to the east.
At the higher place of the village. This picture shows traditional narrow streets among deserted houses
A view from the highest place of the village to Agios Nikolaos area
The village is surrounded by high rocks at the southern and eastern side
 
 
 
Views of the old, abandoned neighbourhood of the village
White in perfect combination with the blue of the sky
The view of the square
 
 

 

 
 
 

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