If you want good reasons to visit Sitia, the Richtis gorge will probably be the main reason to organise this trip. It is a small canyon whose beauty has no jealousy in anything highly advertised exotic destinations.
In the northern part of Lassithi prefecture, just outside the village of Exo Mouliana, one can see the entrance of the gorge, and precisely at the point where the arched bridge of Lahanna is located, while ends up on the rocky beach of the same name.
The path will enchant you as the lush vegetation combined with the running waters, and the beautiful bridges compose a magical landscape. On your route will come across the waterfall of Richti, in just 15-20 minutes.
The gorge took its name from this waterfall. Richti Gorge is about 3 km long and is about 25 km from Sitia. The road to Richti canyon is covered with cement and is easily accessible, but you have to be careful because it is quite narrow. At the end of the road, you will find free parking for your car.