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Richtis Gorge

., Sitia, Crete 72057, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Sitia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Innsbruck, Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

we loved to explore greece's nature during this walk - including the almost tropical waterfall bath :-)

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Herzlia, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We walked this beautiful path with our 1 year old in a baby carrier. The first 5-10 mins were a bit hot &sunny but after that it was a nice, easy shaded walk for another +/- 30 mins till we reached the fall. Water was super refreshing (too cold for the little one) but the adults enjoyed it a lot.... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
58 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've just completed this wonderful walk, from the top to the beach and back. You don't have to park on the road, you can take the car down a little way. Drive down to a fork in the cement road and take the left road and you can drive down even further and park at the stone bridge. This will... More

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Chania Town, Greece
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hey, if you want to do hours and hours of stony landscape - go to some other gorge and don't do the Richtis in its full length. This gorge is not one you go for hiking. It is one of the few on this rocky island that have water all year around and the pond by the waterfall is the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very risky and uncomfortable path! Dangerous!!3,5 km way on the rocks....Not worth it- really... We thought that we would not come back home- we have lost the way or our way back to the car due to sings absence... Don't ever go to this place!! The so-called waterfall is very small and there is nothing unusual in it - it's... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A group of 4 of us managed to traverse what is in essence quite a short gorge in the greater scheme of things, and it was truly fantastic. Going down, anyway. Coming back up was another matter, but we'll get on to that later. The route down the Gorge is on the easier side of challenging. It's worth remember to... More

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This trip might be tricky for you - if you don't prepare for that. You should cover your legs - long trousers is a must. You should wear trekking shoes. We thought that it would be more similar to mountain trail, but after 20 mins walk the path changed to densely covered with brushwood and mountain plants, sometimes nettle so... More

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