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Richtis Gorge, Sitia

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  • Beautiful 2 hour walk to a beautiful waterfall. You walk by a tropical rainforest-like forest. Crickets sing you.
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  • We walked from the beach to the waterfall and it was a great walk. And the parking on the beach is perfectly in the shade.  more »
  • You can also from the village to Richtis Beach (the end of the walk), with the car to drive down, this we had heard of the lady from the village. It should not be the first time that you're in the mountains and can also slightly driving otherwise this as too exciting. We walked down the walk up (family with child from 7 and 9) and within half an hour we had the beautiful waterfall found, really beautiful .... We had packed lunches brought along and that's great on a stone at the water eaten, there is also a picnic table. After a good lunch again went down, which is also a nice descent is with streams, aroma of various herbs and fun climbing pieces, not hard, then drove to Kantina, but there you really need nerves of steel for it, but then you get something in return....... see Kantina.
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  • The gorge is excellent. at the end, 800 meters east along a cliff walk is a Kantina overlooking the sea. And it is Glorious, delecious barbequed meats,salads, fried potatoes and home made wine welcome you at the hikes end. Top secret tip!
  • realy bad place not to find just a small path an a dry river only walking is maybe possible nothing to pas bye on the way to a nice beach not for flip flops possible and no way to get there by car we had a 4wd and stuck in nowhere no signs there where to go welcome to the jungle better save your time and go somewhere else
  • Very beautiful Gorge along a small river. It is not very well signed so you need to improvise a lot. Very important, when you find the arch bidge, go under, not over cause you will get lost. The Gorge is a 5km trail rather easy, even for children, but the beach at the end is not so nice for a relaxing swim. It is very rocky and wavy. Overall it is more than worth the visit.
  • Hike up from Richtis Beach, DON'T hike down from the Richtis Gorge parking area. Not unless you REALLY want to see the bridge. The hike become borderline impassable around the farms. Put Richtis Beach in your GPS, not Richtis Gorge.
  • Fun walk, climbing down on rocks in a place that sometimes looks like a jungle. Wear proper walking shoes as the path is sometimes quite difficult. Park the car at the start of the trail down, or drive the small concrete road down to the bridge. The trail proceeds by going under the bridge, not over! After 1,5 hours you will be at the staircase down to the waterfall. Follow the red painted dots on rocks closely. We've lost the trail a couple of times :-) After the waterfall we turned around and took the same path up. People say that the last part to the beach and back isn't the most interesting route.

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