Giofirakia is located close to Heraklion
Town and the main road separates it from the villages which have formed the big seaside resort of Ammoudara
. It is an area with scattered houses, supermarkets and shops along the road. The buildings of the University of Crete
are here, as well as the University Hospital of Heraklion which is the largest hospital on Crete and the only university hospital in the Aegean.