The dam of Ini – Mahera is located 38km south of Heraklion , between Mahera and Ini villages. It was constructed in 2004, has a capacity of 1750000 cubic meters and is watered by the river Iniotis or Kolokythas,
Since its construction, the lake attracted a large number of birds and developed into an important wetland of Crete. Sometimes, the local of cultural associations organize events, such as rowing races.
300m southeast of Ini there is another is a small dam. The old dam of Kera, as it is called, is located next to the picturesque church of Panagia Kera and the cavernous spring of Zoodochos Pigi. The lake is formed among cypresses, while some meters away from the church there's an old watermill.