At the West of the village, close to Vathianos
Kambos it has been found the cemetery of the site; a good number of
ceramic urns have been excavated, but unfortunately today the site has
suffered an almost total destruction, due to the water of the numerous
torrents flowing there in winter.
Dockyard constructions of the Minoan period have been detected at the
beach in front of the village.
Near Gournes excavations have brought to light a site with various buildings,
chiseled tombs and artefacts, mainly pottery.
In what concerns the Christian era it is worth visiting the Monastery
of Aghios Ioannis Theologos (St.John) some 4 kilometres South to the
village, near the village Anopoli.
Several alternatives of accommodation is offered in the area: big hotels
with full facilities, smaller hotels of all categories, studios and rooms
to let are available.
Swimming is possible at the beach in front of the village as well as
st the near by beaches of Gournes and Vathianos Kambos; sea sport facilities
are also available.
Numerous taverns and restaurants in the area offer good food and drink.
Access from Heraklion is very easy by public bus with regular and frequent
service, by taxi as well as by rented or private car and motrobikes.