Schinokapsala is a community and a small village in Lasithi on Crete. It is situated 21 kilometers north-east from Ierapetra and 6 km from the sea. Since 2011 it belongs to the Ierapetra municipality.
It is built 400 meters above sea level, south of Thripti mountain, in a verdant area, full of pine and olive trees. The community of Schinokapsala consists of Schinokapsala proper and the seaside settlements Galini, Achlia and Mavros Kolympos. Today it is almost deserted (population of 2001 census less than 200), as the majority of the people have moved to the beach and to Ierapetra in the last 3 decades.
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