Day trip

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure-Crete

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

Activity provider: Adventure-Crete

From US$ 104.35 per person

Experience a thrilling tour with this full-day trip to the spectacular waterfalls at Richtis. Admire wonderful scenery as you hike through the forest, then swim in the refreshing water of the falls.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
German, French, English, Russian, Dutch
Pickup included
Your hotel within 30 kilometers of Elounda. Look out for the local partner's orange 4x4.

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of Richtis waterfall
  • Hike through the forest under a canopy of trees
  • See a 3250-year-old olive tree, the oldest in Europe
Full description
Take a tour to Richtis beach on the far side of Mirabello Bay and trek through the forest to the stunning Richtis waterfall. After pickup from your accommodation, enjoy the beautiful scenery on the 1-hour drive to the bay of Mirabello. Leave the asphalt and travel off road down to Richtis beach, hugging the mountainside.  Park at the bottom and enter Richtis gorge to start the 30-minute walk to reach the falls. Follow a trail through the forest, listening to the sounds of birds and running water. Stop to admire the incredible waterfalls, with time to climb up the stairs to the top of the falls, take photos, or swim in the cool waters.  When you are ready to leave, head back to the beach along the same trail. During the tour you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a local tavern, with wine and water included. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the Elounda area.
Includes
  • Full-day tour
  • Hotel pick up from Elounda, Malia, Gouves, Ierapetra, and surrounding areas
  • Transportation by 4x4
  • Driver/guide
  • Short hike
  • Lunch
  • Local wine and water
  • Entrance to Richti Waterfall Gorge
  • Additional drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Hotel pickup is available within 30 kilometers of Elounda
  • This tour is not recommended for young children or people with limited mobility
  • Tour includes a 20 to 30-minute walk to the waterfall
  • Please note there are no toilets at the falls
  • Gratuities are not included and optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Our guide Rolf was with us in the hotel before his time. There was therefore an extra round through the city. On the excursion that followed, we received a lot more information from Crete, and Rolf looked after us very well here. The whole day was very enjoyable from start to finish. By the way, the food was tasty too. Thank you for the impressive day.

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October 1, 2022

The tour was exceptional. Our guide picked us up near our hotel and we drove to richtis falls. The walk to the falls was challenging enough to be exciting but easy enough for anyone to do it. We had plenty of time to swim in the falls and then got lunch after. Lunch was a delicious array of Greek cuisine and our guide made sure to converse with us about different types of food. After the falls we went to see Krasi and the olive tree, which was fascinating. We then went to an olive farm and got to sample the products and browse. The tour was especially good because of our guide who made sure to educate us about the culture, history and the ecology of Crete.

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August 30, 2022

I really recommend this tour!!! Have booked a few tours, but my son (8 years) and I liked this one the most! Rolf our guide was just great with his many languages and friendliness! The hike through the forest was exhilarating and arriving at the waterfall just breathtaking! Eating together the homemade Greek cuisine is just great! You rarely get it like this as a tourist! Many many thanks to Rolf and also to the great group we were traveling with! Wear comfortable shoes that can get dirty! Water shoes are recommended at the waterfall because of the many stones.

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July 26, 2022

Product ID: 248797