Richtis Gorge

Richtis Gorge, Sitia: Address, Richtis Gorge Reviews: 4.5/5

Richtis Gorge
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Alw4ystravelling
London, UK198 contributions
Good but not great.
Sep 2020 • Couples
We were so incredibly impressed with Kritsa Gorge that we did it twice. We felt compelled to then try Richtis Gorge. We decided at last minute to do it following a recommendation from the hotel and so unlike me but I didn’t have time to check Tripadvisor. If I did I would have seen that everyone recommended to park down the path at the bridge. I missed this and it was a complete slog on the way back and extremely tough after a 2.5 hour round trip. MAKE SURE YOU DRIVE DOWN THE PATH WAY TO THE BRIDGE AT THE BOTTOM!! I wish I did. So a few points. This is not a gorge like Kritsa. It is more like doing a Jungle trek. It’s hot and sweaty with lots of flies and bugs around the stagnant pools. It is not anywhere near as well sign posted as Kritsa. We lost our path a few times but soon refund our way. It’s about 90 mins each way to get down and up. I will say that it was very nice to get to the bottom as I was all hot and sweaty and to go into the lovely fresh water pool at the bottom was a nice reward. We also saw the eel as well as a lovely grasshopper. It was a good experience but not worth an hour car journey each way when Kritsa was 15 mins from our hotel. It can be muddy and slippery so ideally wear hiking boots. I would score this hike 5/10 vs kritsa 9/10
It’s also a tough hike made worse by us parking at the top Of the road. Shlapping back uphill in 31 degrees wasn’t fun
Written September 4, 2020
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palaisfes
30 contributions
great spot but quite a walk
Aug 2020
it could take a good couple of hours to get down to and unsteady ground at times but definitely worth the trip the waterfall is perfect.
Written August 11, 2020
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Misha
155 contributions
I love this place.
May 2020 • Friends
It’s amazing. Recommend to everyone to visit this place. It’s a magical place with amazing energy you can swim also the water is cold .
Written August 10, 2020
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biep
ghent286 contributions
Absolutely great walk
Jul 2020 • Couples
Loved every bit. Lots of shade. Took some climbing so not for everybody and not with small children. We saw couples with baby's 🤦. This is so unresponsable! Nature is lovely and the apotheose is absolutely beautiful.
Written July 23, 2020
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Manousos Grillakis
1 contribution
A very bad experience.
Jul 2020 • Couples
We tryed yo go down to the beach by car. We got so scared of the narrow road that we drove back. The concrete road is very steap an next to clifs. We got so fritend i as a driver and my girlfriend started to shake.
Written July 16, 2020
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Avi K
1 contribution
too difficult
Oct 2019
going down the gorge is Ok and nice. although I have seen better gorges. going up was terrible.. very (very)steep and no shade. I do not recommend it. if you take the trip, go up the same way (via the gorge) and not on the road to the village.
Written October 23, 2019
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Tkej
Ashford, UK125 contributions
Enjoyable couple of hours away from it all
Oct 2019 • Couples
So - we drove to the bottom of the gorge - a steep twisty route but perfectly safe and amazing views en route. At one point the road splits without a sign to the beach so follow the Georoute sign.
Pretty unimpressive beach but we walked partway up the gorge which was easy going and saw a couple of small waterfalls but turned back when the going got a little tougher and didn’t (presumably) see the main waterfall.
Written October 13, 2019
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Antonis P
Sitia, Greece12 contributions
A Paradise near by city !!
Nov 2018 • Friends
Is very beautiful and so easy to pass this gorge! In the end you will see the waterfalls that are at one point with tables for relaxation. You also can swim there . I recommend!!
Written October 9, 2019
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becrussell6
Uckfield, UK14 contributions
Worth a trip
Sep 2019 • Couples
We parked in the lay-by and walked down the concrete road. It started off like a walk in the woods at home. Good footwear essential! You crisscross the stream dozens of time, hopping from stone to stone. Things then become interesting climbing rocks. Absolutely worth doing but take your time and watch your step. We got to the waterfall which was worth the trek! We decided not to carry on to the beach so returned to retrace our steps.
Probably took us 2.5-3h with stop off and bite to eat at the waterfall.
Written September 29, 2019
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Carla M
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands119 contributions
challenge
Sep 2019 • Couples
2 ways to get there walking all the way down, than you will see the gorgeous forest with waterfalls but not an easy way and pretty long walk. Second option is by car to the beach this is a fun and challenging road steep down all the way. I enjoyed it a lot specially the walk down to the stoney beach but no change to see the waterfalls from this side or you have to take the trail up walking.
Written September 27, 2019
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