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Richtis Gorge

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A unique experience

The Richtis Gorge remains deep in our memories. There are surely gorges in Crete longer in distance with steeper rocks around. But we found this one unique by its dense... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Richtis Gorge remains deep in our memories. There are surely gorges in Crete longer in distance with steeper rocks around. But we found this one unique by its dense vegetation, which sharply contrasted with anything else we have seen on the island. In early May, at a time of our visit, the gorge was full of water, which made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visiting Richtis gorge in August has become an unbreakable tradition. Nothing much has changed since our first review, except this time we got really lucky. We visited after it had rained for two days in a row (an exceptionally rare phenomenon for Crete in August) and the waterfall had even more water than usual. Other than that, the experience was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

One of the highlights of our time in Crete. The pool is fabulous in summer. We drove to the bottom, getting there by 09.00. We then walked up, arriving at the pool around 09.30. We had the pool to ourselves for at least half an hour before others started to arrive. Absolutely magical. Note that there was a 2 foot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A really good walk which is a scramble in places ... The swim at the end is really god and the scenery is stunning.. Not a flip flop walk !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We all lived this beautiful gorge. Start from the bortom and fet there early. It can be somwhat difficult to find but a gps tracker by iphone will help a lot! The waterfall is ansolutely beautiful and can be compared with waterfalls in Asia. Bring bathing clothes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Walking down the Richtis Gorge to the waterfall turned out to be a one of the most spectacular experiences during our discovery of Eastern Crete this year. It is situated about 20 minutes drive (25 km) west of Sitia, close to the little village of Exo Mouliana riight on the coastal road. The trail starts at parking and is well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We walk at home at least twice a week including hills, cliffs etc but we do not do rock climbing! We researched this walk and noted the description in several guides - easy walk. This is not the case. We parked near a bridge having driven down a single track concrete road. Signage was not clear. Follow the track under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wildlife - dragon flies, tadpoles, butterflies, plants. Beautiful lagoon and waterfall. We walked from bottom up - about 45 mins. We only had flip flops, but this was okay. To walk from top down, we were told you need proper hiking footwear

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have tried this both ways in to the gorge so would recommed driving to the beach (Richtis Beach sign post). It's after the gorge signpost on the right hand side from Sitia. It takes about 20 minutes to the bottom in first gear in the car on this road. You will see a parking place on the right hand... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went to Richis Gorge but went home again dissapointed. Couldn't find it though we walked along the path because of the terrible signs. It's also easy to get lost. I met other people who had the same problem as us. Take your time going back as it's not a nice experience getting lost

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