Richtis Gorge | Lasithi Crete | Diversified Hiking Experience
Updated: Apr 20, 2020
Richtis is a beautiful gorge at Exo Mouliana, Sitia, Lasithi, Crete Island. The hiking trail (easy to moderate) is about 4 km long. The site has rich vegetation and animal life, and the hikers meet stone bridges and water mills.
The state protected park starts at the traditional village Exo Mouliana, which is located on the national road between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia, and ends at Richtis waterfall and beach, east of the village Kalavros. Waterproof shoes are strongly recommended considering that the stream leading to the waterfall has to be crossed numerous times.
Rich vegetation (mainly platanus, wild berries, local flowers) and animal life (butterflies, small reptiles, birds, small mammals) can be observed along the way, as well as old stone bridges and water mills.
The gorge trail is one of the most diversified hiking experiences on Crete Island and Greece.