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Richtis Gorge, Sitia

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  • We visited the Gorge during our stay on Crete. While the road to get down was intimating, the beautiful hike and waterfall made it all worth it. Even better was Georgia in the admissions booth. She... 
    We visited the Gorge during our stay on Crete. While the road to get down was intimating, the beautiful hike and waterfall made it all worth it. Even better was Georgia in the admissions booth. She...  more »
  • The route to the waterfall and back was quite challenging (climbing over rocks, branches, over water). Be careful that you need to walk the route back up as well (total duration between 3-4u... 
    The route to the waterfall and back was quite challenging (climbing over rocks, branches, over water). Be careful that you need to walk the route back up as well (total duration between 3-4u...  more »
  • Georgina and Pablo were great! They were very informative and knowledgeable. They both were friendly and smiling and very helpful. The hike up is absolutely beautiful. Truly a must do if you’re in.....  more
    Georgina and Pablo were great! They were very informative and knowledgeable. They both were friendly and smiling and very helpful. The hike up is absolutely beautiful. Truly a must do if you’re in.....  more »
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  • Short but beautiful hike in the forest. Beautiful natural scenery surrounds you during the entire walk that ends in mediocre Beach admittedly but the walk by itself is well worth it. The biggest highlight is the small waterfall somewhere along the road perfect for taking some pictures and dipping in the cold refreshing water. Highly recommend for anyone who likes hiking and enjoying nature.
  • Awesome hike! The path feels like a little adventure in the jungle. It will take you approximately 1h from the parking to the waterfall if you take the main path. I would recommend (obviously) taking appropriate shoes as there can be quite some water at certain parts of the trail. Wouldn't recommend for beginners as the hike can be quite challenging, but still very accessible! Also, if you decide to walk from the main parking and are only interested in the hike itself, I would suggest coming back taking the same path instead of going all the way to the beach for which you'll need to walk about 2 hours to get back (unless you hitchhike).
  • Totally worth 2 hour drive from Heraklion. The road to the parking at the bottom has asphalt pavement and doable even with smallest city car. Sometimes you will forget where you are and enjoy the Indiana Jones feeling. The waterfall swimming is a must! The place has a very good energetic atmosphere.
  • Beautiful hike and amazing waterfall but the place is absolutely crowded. My expectations already lowered when I saw there was an entry fee of (only) 3 € but still. Every few minutes there's a group coming your way. At a few points the number of people wanting to get around each other on the small pathways was high enough to cause some kind of traffic jam where groups had to let other groups through before being able to continue. The most offensive thing however was the trash sprinkled around the scenery. Whoever gets those entry fees should at least be able to clean the way, if the tourists are obviously unable or unwilling to respect nature. So, all in all, just know what you're getting yourself into. This gorge is not remote, it's not calm and quiet and it's sure as hell not secret. If you're going and starting from above the gorge, don't park your car at the parking lot right next to the main street. Just take the way right next to it further down until you reach the bridge and the entry fee cabin. You spare yourself a unnecessarily long walk down the street.
  • Nice short easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. During a hot sunny day it's a pleasure to walk through the gorge as it's covered in trees. I went with 2 small kids who don't even like to walk and they loved it, climbing over boulders and walking through the water.

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