Richtis gorge, is one of the most beautiful small gorges of eastern Crete with a carved and marked route. It follows the stream which flows all year round, creating a splendid waterfall. Due to it’s magnificent scenery, the local people believe that fairies still live there.
The gorge begins just outside the village of Exo Mouliana and ends up at the beach of Richtis, east of Kalavros village.
It’s total length is approximately 3 kilometers and the elevation difference between the entrance and the outlet is about 350 meters.
It’s an amazing walk along a small river that sometimes you will need to cross and a “Mediterranean jungle”, where water flows in abundance throughout the year..
At the foot of the waterfall you could even swim in a small pool but be careful, the water is quite cool.
Before the beach you will find a place with many tamarisk trees to rest in the shade. There is also a water fountain, benches and tables and even a barbecue.