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Richtis Gorge

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Address: Sitia, Crete 72057, Greece
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An adventure

Only for the fit... A long walk, climbing over boulders and wading through streams. A lovely experience especially on a hot day. The waterfall is stunning, and to pool a joy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sitia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only for the fit... A long walk, climbing over boulders and wading through streams. A lovely experience especially on a hot day. The waterfall is stunning, and to pool a joy to swim in. On criticism ...some of the boulders are round smooth and have no hand holds. I would suggest some form of safety measures, discreet but usable. My... More 

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North Yorkshire
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The walk starts at a large lay-by on the main road from Aghia Nikolaos to Sitia about 400 yards past the village of Exo Mouliana. A board details the route of the walk and advises that it takes 4 to 5 hours to go down to the sea and back. With a group of friends we chose to split up... More 

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2 Thank GKTravellers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This information will save you time. This is about 2 hours beautiful track with diverse botanic view including many fruit trees and vegetables growings. The only problem is it is one way and it ends in the beach where there are no taxies or transportation!. So you either finish it at the beach and return or you do it half... More 

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2 Thank Joshua L
Kalyves, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

A very pretty gorge with a bit more scrambling than we were expecting. Time you're visit though if you want pictures of the waterfall so as to not have the sun directly overhead!

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1 Thank Liz D
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to visit this place on a cloudy, late September day. The perfect day for it really as it was just the right temperature for walking and not too sunny. However, the majority of the route is in shade so not too hard going in the heat. We would DEFINITELY recommend driving down the track to... More 

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Bristol
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We decided to stop off on our return to Heraklion from Palaikastro, and take a look at the Gorge of Richtis. The track from the main road is a steep road to begin with, which leads to a myriad of small gardens and allotments. Once the road finishes, the track rapidly gets narrower, and is a maze of trees, and... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Went with my wife in September. After an hour of walking and soft climbing we found an amazing place with a very small lake and a waterfall. The water was cold and we fileld our bottles from the bottle! Try to swim in there too its great.Worth all the walking to there. During the walking you can see crabs and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A beatiful little gorge with running water all year round and a beutiful waterfall where you can take a refreshing swim durin the summer months. Don't miss this hike!

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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We walked this in early September on a very warm afternoon. We walked from the car park at the top just off the main road down the forge to the plunge pool but didn't continue to the sea. It took around 2.5-3 hours in total with 15 minutes spent at the waterfall. 30 minutes could be taken off this if... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

It is something that you should definately do at Sitia. It is a very beautiful woodsy route that we enjoyed very much. Richtis Gorge reaches to the sea but we stopped at the pool that is formed there by the waterfalls!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a unique sight and an unforgetable swim at 20 degrees celsius (August). Most of the route is... More 

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