Tsoutsouras is located 63km south of Heraklion, at the exit of the imposing gorge Mintri. The area is very well organized and well developed, whilst being a destination for a relaxing holiday. In front of the village there is a small harbor area. East and west of the harbor two large leeward bays are formed, with total length of 2km, who have lovely sand and clear sea.
Two parallel peaks can be seen west of Tsoutsouras, which locals call Zeus and Hera, as they remind them of two lain bodies. Asterousia Mountains start from there, and in the south they embrace the fertile valley of Messara.