The village of Potamies lies within an idyllic landscape with luxuriant vegetation, surrounded by vineyards, orange and olive-groves, at an altitude of 170metres. Spreading over the verdant valley of the river Aposelemis, which sources from the Lassithiotika Mountains disemboguing in the northwestern coasts, it is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque villages of Heraklion. The village Sfentili belonged to its older community.
There are two considerable region monuments. The first is the ancient domed, wall-painted monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa, a symbol of the village, dedicated to the Dormition of the Holy Mother, with its exquisite, well-preserved hagiographies. The second is the old Church of the Transfiguration, which lies within the vineyards.
The visitors can attend the celebration of Virgin Mary’s Assumption on 14th and 15th of August, with live traditional music and dances.