Distance from hotel: approx. 60km | 1h
The amazing gorge of Richtis is located in Lasithi Prefecture, on the north side, between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. The total length of the route is approximately 3 kilometers and the elevation difference between the starting point and the beach is about 350 meters. The gorge, even in summer, has enough water.
Hiking to the beach takes approximately three to four hours, depending on the hiking pace. The route continues in a lush landscape in the river, an amazing scenery of East Crete. Platan, oleander and sage are numerous, and the smells of fresh herbs change constantly. The highlight is, of course, the beautiful waterfall of over 20 meters form with a smal pond formed below it (richtis means waterfall in the Cretan dialect). The path finishes in the beautiful pebbly beach of Richtis. The beach has enough tamarisk trees, with stone seats and tables around. Also, there is a stone water fountain with water all year round.