Tsoutsouras is located 63km south of Heraklion, at the exit of the imposing Gorge of Mindris. It is built on the site of the ancient city Inatos, which was the port of Priansos.Thougn the area is very well organized and developed touristically, it still remains a destination for quiet holidays.
In front of the village there is the small harbor of Tsoutsouras. East and west of the port, there are two long sheltered bays with a total length of 2km, which have lovely coarse sand and crystal clear water. The easternmost part is called Limniara and hosts the sea cave Pourgonero.
It is worth mentioning that swimming in Tsoutsouras has been traditionally considered therapeutic and healing for orthopedic problems, because of its high concentration of salt and iodine. Tsoutsouras is an area with energy in the atmosphere and a strong presence of myths and folk narratives, tales of illegal excavations in the past and modern fantasy stories.
In ancient Inatos, Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth was worshiped for many centuries. In the cave, located in the center of the village, many offerings on the goddess have been found, such as bronze and clay figurines of men, pregnant women, jewelry, clay models of ships and Egyptian faience statuettes.
During the recent years, this unknown cave came to the fore, making Tsoutsouras known throughout Greece. According to reports, in the cave and the region, objects of incredible technological development of the Minoans were taken by the American army in complete privacy, in order to provide them with special knowledge. No matter how true this story is, the fact is that the area actually emits a special and unique energy.
West of Tsoutsouras, there are two parallel mountains, called Zeus and Hera. They remind of two lying bodies and according to mythology, the king Asterion brought up in these mountains the sons of Zeus, namely Minos, Rhadamanthus and Sarpedon. West of the harbor, in Kerkelos area, traces of ancient Inatos, in and out of the sea, have been found while south of Kerkelos, the coast is full of beautiful cave formations.