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Richtis Gorge

Richtis Gorge


The amazing Richtis Gorge is located in Lassithi Perfecture , on the north side , between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. It starts just outside the village of Exo Mouliana and ends at the Richtis Beach, east of the village of Kalabro. The total length of the route is approximately three kilometers. Hiking in the Gorge takes three to four hours. The route starts from the stone-arched bridge of Lachanas (19th Century ) which has a tragic history to tell. During the exchange of populations in between Greece and Turkey , it is said that , at this point, Christians killed the Turks of the region, who were trying to reach Sitia and get the boat to Turkey.

The route continues in a  lush landscape in the river , an amazing scenery of East Crete. The mountain is actually above your head. Platan, oleander and sage are numerous and the smells of fresh herbs change constantly.

Our stop will be the lovely waterfall, were we do a pic nick and we do swim at the clear and cool waters. We enjoy the unique nature and then we take the way up again.

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