Day trip

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

4.9 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure-Crete

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

Activity provider: Adventure-Crete
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From US$ 94.19 per person

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

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.


  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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Important information

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 19 reviews

Review summary

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I can absolutely recommend this tour, already on the way to the waterfall there was one or the other stop to take a picture of the beautiful landscape, I was particularly happy about the stop at Gournia, so that I could take a few pictures of the Minoan from the hill village. The way to the waterfall was an adventurous one-lane serpentine road with a great view that our guide Rolf mastered blindly. The short hiking trail to the waterfall was also mastered well by my older fellow adventurers, we were particularly enthusiastic about the section that goes through the small grove, we had to cross the small creek again and again. Finally we arrived at the waterfall and took a refreshing dip in the cool water. On the way back we made another stop and visited the ancient site of Azorias and an olive tree that is over 3000 years old. The food by the sea was also fantastic and absolutely delicious. I had a wonderful day.

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June 6, 2022

Highly recommend! Our guide, Jessica, was great - very knowledgable about the island. Definitely worth the money - hotel pick-up, hike to Richtis Gorge, lunch (great view, lots of food and local wine), visit to the oldest olive tree & drop-off. As it says, wear suitable shoes. I was wearing trainers but with little grip and ended up having a tumble but Jessica was very helpful (thank you!). If you’re in Crete, you should do this excursion!

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May 31, 2022

Sehr schöne Tour, kein Massentourismus. Der Weg zum Wasserfall ist wunderschön. Beim Wasserfall hat man etwas Zeit um ins Wasser zu gehen, allerdings im Mai noch etwas kühl. Die Besichtigung zum alten Olivenbaum war auch sehr interssant. Das Essen in der Taberne war sehr lecker und die Aussicht super. Vielen Dank!

May 25, 2022

Product ID: 248797