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Richtis beach (accessible through the Richtis Gorge) is nestled approximately 20km west of Sitia and 45km east of Agios Nikolaos. You can get to the beach via the paved road that starts from Exo Mouliana or opt for a scenic hike through the verdant gorge.

This petite, pebble-strewn cove boasts pristine waters, though its northern orientation often results in waves. The beach, with its round pebbles, may not be ideal for swimming, especially on windy days, but it promises absolute tranquility. Given the lack of nearby amenities, it’s advisable to bring your own food. The beach is dotted with tamarisk trees, encircled by stone seats and tables. You’ll also find a stone water fountain providing drinkable fresh water year-round.

A trip to Richtis beach often includes a trek through the stunning Richtis Gorge, named ‘Richti’ (the Cretan term for Waterfall) because of the 20m high waterfall within the gorge that creates an oasis in East Crete. The gorge is especially worth visiting in the spring.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Richtis beach?

Richtis beach is located on the eastern coast of Crete, Greece, near the village of Exo Mouliana.

Is Richtis beach accessible by car?

Yes, Richtis beach is accessible by car. However, the last part of the road leading to the Richtis beach is unpaved and requires careful driving.

Is there a hiking trail to Richtis beach?

Yes, there is a hiking trail that leads to Richtis beach. The trail starts from the village of Exo Mouliana and takes about 30-40 minutes to walk.

Is Richtis beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Richtis beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and clean, and there are no strong currents or waves.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Richtis beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes near Richtis beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks.

Is Richtis beach crowded?

No, Richtis beach is not usually crowded. It is a secluded and peaceful beach, ideal for those who want to relax and enjoy nature.

Is there any accommodation near Richtis beach?

No, there is no accommodation near Richtis beach. The nearest accommodation options are in the nearby villages of Exo Mouliana and Agios Nikolaos.

Is Richtis beach suitable for snorkeling?

Yes, Richtis beach is suitable for snorkeling. The water is clear and there are some interesting rock formations and marine life to explore.

What is the water colour of the Richtis beach?

The water colour of the Richtis beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Richtis beach?

The Richtis beach has a mix of sand and pebbles.

How deep is the water at the Richtis beach?

The water at the Richtis beach is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Richtis beach?

The sea surface at the Richtis beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Richtis beach?

The Richtis beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Richtis beach?

There are no facilities available at the Richtis beach.

What is the access to the Richtis beach like?

The Richtis beach can be accessed via a dirt track.

Is the Richtis beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Richtis beach is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the Richtis beach?

The Richtis beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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