Guided tour

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Richtis Waterfall and North Coast Tour

From US$ 100.50 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
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 14 reviews

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Top excursion! Our guide, Petra, was super friendly and gave us a lot of information about the villages we saw during the trip. During the hike we had a relatively brisk pace, which is why we were only able to admire the nature of the waterfall sporadically. When we arrived at the waterfall, we had enough time to take photos and go swimming. (It's cold, but super clean and clear water). The food that followed was also very good and there was plenty of choice, including free wine and water. The price-performance ratio was right for us, due to the long drive from our place, the delicious food and the top guide. We can recommend the tour!

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September 16, 2021

Sensational tour with Petra! Great nature, very nice way to Waserfall including explanation of the local nature with sage, tea, thyme etc. Please think of sturdy shoes! Very comfortable car including water. Petra told us a lot about the country and people and knew everything. Thank you very much for this wonderful day :)

October 4, 2019

The trip to the Richtis Waterfall was just amazing. Our guide was already waiting in front of our hotel before we came out - very punctual. During the trip he told us so much about crete, he has great knowledge on almost everything: mythology, nature, culture. Ask the guide anything and he will most certainly know the answer. You need to do a little hiking to reach the waterfall, but nothing too scary. Just take some good shoes with you. Sneakers will do. The waterfall itself is so beautiful. We were able to swim in the little lake as much as we wanted while our guide waited patiently for us. The lunch in a local restaurant was very tasty. All in all the trip was totally worth it. We learned a lot and had a good time. Can totally recommend it!

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August 16, 2019

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