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Address: Sitia, Crete 72057, Greece
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The Green Gorge of East Crete

Very nice and easy walking gorge. This is the greenest gorge from all the Lassithi - east Crete region. Small and hidden in the Sitia hills the hiker enjoys the area all the year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very nice and easy walking gorge. This is the greenest gorge from all the Lassithi - east Crete region. Small and hidden in the Sitia hills the hiker enjoys the area all the year around! The 2nd green gorge in Lassithi ia Pefki gorge close to Makrigialos.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Difficult to find and with a dangerous path of about 3 km towards the waterfall. Try to imagine what could happen if someone gets hurt. Having lived this nightmare due to an accident that broke my wife's ankle just few hundreds of meter before the goal, I would not encourage a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited here whilst visiting friends who live in Elounda. We drove down the track to the bridge at the top of the gorge, something we were very grateful for by the end of the walk. the walk was very varied, green in parts, rocky in others, where we had to scramble down. The trail was signposted by small dots on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Absolutely fabulous! Difficult to find at first (sharp left off the main road when you reach Exo Mouliana; please make sure you have 4x4 if you want to drive there!), jaw dropping narrow windy mountain road leading to the parking and then beautiful path leading to the waterfall. We were the only people there (visited late afternoon early October), took... More 

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Pissouri, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to walk a gorge with water that was not too challenging. This was perfect. We took the entrance to richtis beach not the gorge parking lot . Very important point if you want an easier walk. There is a narrow paved road that takes you down to the municipal beach (with fresh drinking water from the spring) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very good and beautiful place. You can walk by small river, hear voices of birds..... You must go and live it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Firstly it was beautiful! Made me feel like an explorer. Getting there was actually very easy. Getting back was the hard part, very hard part. Remember to take at least 1L of water each, and also some snacks for when you get to the bottom. The water was cold, but I swam anyway. Someone didn't want to, I told him... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great walk through the Cretan 'jungle'. Many (edible) plants (grapes, figs, sage etc.) and there are crabs living in the water. The gorge is not a real gorge, but more of a very small valley. It consists of 3 major parts: - first a jungle like and ‘flat’ part - second a covered but steep, (downwards) climbing part -... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We decided to drive down to the beach from Exo Mouliana and then take the short (approximately 30 min) hike to the waterfall. The hike was nice, pretty easy, and the waterfall was beautiful. However, the ride down the road to the beach and up from the beach was very scary. The path was very narrow and most of the... More 

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Heilbronn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Richtis Gorge - a small- and unique paradise in the north east of Crete In preparation of our Crete - vacation this year (Elounda), we checked in advance for all recommendable Tracks and trips which are still a little bit our of the main-stream. Beside the Gorge's of Kritsa and Pefki we found the Gorge of Richtis as one of... More 

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