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Address: Exo Mouliana, Sitia, Crete 72057, Greece
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Beautiful, but fair warning

It was a gorgeous hike, one of my favorites ever! But it's poorly marked; it takes a while to find the easy paths, and takes skill if you get impatient and take the hard paths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jana H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a gorgeous hike, one of my favorites ever! But it's poorly marked; it takes a while to find the easy paths, and takes skill if you get impatient and take the hard paths. Bring lots of water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been meaning to go on this hike for quite a while as it's a contrast to the mountain hiking that we normally do. Firstly, it was about 6C cooler in the gorge than in Hersonissos where we set out from. The drive was about 1.5 hours, taking things pretty easy. The winding roads make taking it easy quite a... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably unheard of, but we chose this destination for our wedding simply because it was a large waterfall in Greece. I viewed pictures online and immediately fell in love. Not knowing if it was going to be busy, if it was going to be sunny, or even if it was going to look like the pictures. Our wedding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We were a bit nervous going into this as we had limited time (3 hours) and it was only 11 weeks after my wife broke her leg. After some research, we planned to drive to the beach, walk up to the waterfall and then back to the beach. This seemed like the fastest and easiest option to get to the... More 

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Montepulciano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time, followed the instructions of previous reviewers by parking down at the bridge. My husband and I managed it just under 3 hours stopping for photos/water and a swim in the waterfall on the way back up. It is cold but quite refreshing for a quick dip. I definitely think the trail could do with a... More 

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We took the path from exo mouliana. It takes atleast 15 minutes to pass some small fruit farms to reach the stone arch bridge and reach the real trail. Then it takes another 45 minutes before it really gets interesting. But once you get deeper into the gorge you will pass some nice scenery and the hike gets tougher. Flip... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

It is maybe one of the greenest gorges in the whole Crete. Very interesting, with a lot of small waterfalls, a river (you have to cross it time to time but if you are careful you won't get your feet wet), big waterfall somewhere in the middle of the gorge. A sea at the end (with a lot of litter... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

As we are not great exercier 50year olds we decided to drive and park at a bridge mentioned in the reviews which shortens it to something around a 2hour trek each way. It wasn't easy to find the bridge and in fact the holes in the road meant we couldn't get as far as the bridge. However once we were... More 

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Sitia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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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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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