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The Richtis Waterfall and North Coast (Safari Adventure Excursion)

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    What to Expect
    Take a tour to Richtis beach on the far side of Mirabello Bay and then a jungle style trek to the spectacular Richtis waterfall.

    We pick you up from your accommodation at around 9.00am we set off east around the bay of Mirabello. The first part of the journey takes around an hour but the scenery is spectacular.

    At a point high above Richtis beach we leave the asphalt road and travel off road down, way down , to the beach below hugging the mountain as we go, so take a deep breath!! You will have your breath taken away on more than one occasion. (In a good way)

    It takes around 15 minutes to reach the bottom where we park up and get ready to enter the Richtis gorge. A steady pace to the waterfall takes about 30 minutes each way and sensible footwear will be required , trainers will be ok but no sandals or flip flops. There is a trail but its not flat and although there is no rock climbing some minor scrabbling may be needed, none of this will be a problem for able bodied adults and older children , but the elderly, disabled and young children may struggle. The trail is cloaked in greenery and with the sounds of the birds and the running water from the stream it evokes a feeling of exploring a jungle, but we won't be needing machetes and there are no man eating predators either. The green canopy keeps it wonderfully cool for our short trek but please be aware the first several minutes are out in the open and it gets pretty hot in the height of summer so bring a hat, we'll provide you with water.

    Then gasp at the waterfall !!!!

    Here we take a break for as long as you need, you can now take photos, climb up the stairs to the top of the falls or take a dip in the pool under the falling water, obviously relevant attire and a towel will be needed for this option.

    When ready we will head back out the way we came in. Just a note to remember , there are no toilets in the jungle.

    From hear we now travel back west to the beautiful picturesque village of Mirsini where our taverna owner Manolis will be waiting to greet you and serve your traditional meze lunch with wine.

    After lunch we head off road again to visit the 3250 year old ancient olive tree at kavousi, the oldest on the island and dating back to the post palatial, the Minoan remains at Gournia and the Panorama viewing area above Kavousi.

    Hiking: 60 minutes, good physical condition necessary and good shoes.

    Inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water, Cretan lunch
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    2: Elounda, Greece
    3: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
    4: Hersonissos 700 14, Greece
    5: Stalida, Greece
    6: Ierapetra 722 00, Greece
    7: Pacheia Ammos 722 00, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Light refreshments
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Pickup at your hotel
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • good shoes and good physical condition necessary
    • take swimming costume and towel with you
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We had a great time with Petra. She was a very knowledgeable guide and easy to talk to. There was just the two of us and Petra and we had a lot of laughs. She took us to the falls which were amazing, then had...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank sndrobbo
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Petra collected us in the very nice orange 4x4 we walked to the waterfall which was amazing and then went to an amazing restaurant with an amazing view. The food was really good and I discovered some Greek dishes I had not tried. We also...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    3  Thank ladysadie9
    Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

    We booked this trip expecting to travel in a group, but we were lucky enough to get a private tour. Our guide Mike was amazing, he would let us take our time, but also made suggestions on how to use the time. He told us...More

    4  Thank Helmeren
    Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

    We were collected, on time, by our driver for the day Petra. The Range Rover was both clean and comfortable We then collected other guests along the way and finally we were off up into the mountains. Petra drove very competently and we felt safe...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank TERENCE976
    Management_Adv-Crete, Owner at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

    thanks a lot for your fantastic feedback ! Hope to see you again here in Crete

    Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

    We had a great tour with Petra to the Richtis Gorge and learnt lots about the area and anecdotes about Greek culture. A lovely personal tour and the lunch at the tavern was fantastic! Thoroughly recommend it! Thank you so much for a lovely memorable...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Laurasmiley
    Management_Adv-Crete, Owner at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

    thanks for your fantastic feedback ! Hope to see you again here in Crete

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    We got back to our hotel at 4PM.
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