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Richtis Gorge

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Richtis Gorge is a must-visit for those seeking a high waterfall rushing down a mossy rock surrounded by bright green trees, located near the village of Exo Mouliana. Commencing from the parking lot about a 100m before the village, there is a small street that leads to the entrance of the gorge with about 20 minutes walk. There you will find a little hut providing all the useful information. In order to experience the gorge in a sustainable way, there is an admission fee of 3 € for visitors older than 16 years.

The geotour mapped by UNESCO takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes until the waterfall. Following the red-white-yellow marks, the route passes under an old venetian bridge built in the 19th century and eventually walks down the last wooden stairs, revealing the waterfall! There are picnic tables provided, and to return, you just follow the same way backwards. It is recommended not to go into the gorge after 5pm in summer, and 3pm in spring/fall because the light fades away fast between the trees in the valley and the signs may be difficult to spot in the gorge.

Lush green trees greet and create an atmosphere you barely can experience someplace else in Crete. It is fresh and full of life, almost like in a fairy tale. The fresh cool water is a wonderful refreshment after the hike. Hiking equipment (drinking water, hat, hiking/sports footwear) is needed.

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