The Voutes settlement is on a hillock with an amazing view of Heraclion and 12 kilometers from it. The Voutes district is also consisted of the Giofirakia settlement. 830 people live in that area.
Voutes is mentioned in the Venetian censuses as “Vuttes”.
Great struggles were taken place in the area during the Turkish Occupation while the area was destroyed completely by the earthquake of 1856 when 42 people also died.
The name came from the word “voutis” that means shepherd.