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Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.
Richtis waterfall hiding in the Richtis gorge, you can reach it, starting from the village of Exo Mouliana, or from the Richtis beach. In the first case you will have to go more than an hour, but the road will be easy and very pleasant. The hike to the waterfall from the beach entrance takes only about half an hour, but on the way you can meet dangerous areas.
You can reach the Richtis gorge by car, it is located 52 kilometers from Agios Nikolaos and 16 kilometers from Sitia. If you go on the road connecting the two cities, the closer to Sitia is a pointer in the direction of the village of Exo Mouliana. Here is the entrance to the Richtis gorge.
In the Richtis gorge is easy to navigate, there are pointers. You will find the jungle thickets, and open hills, and blooming gardens with scents of citrus trees.
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More places to visit on Crete
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.20
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.14
Glyka Nera Beach
Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.10
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.13
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.30
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.12
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.21
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.28
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.43
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.39
A small fishing village in recent years is gaining more and more popularity due to its clean beaches and the opportunity to observe the life of the Greek fishermen.3