Adventure

Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Hersonissos Horseriding

Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Hersonissos Horseriding

From US$ 66.76 per person

Ride through Crete's majestic mountains on horseback and visit places made legendary by Greek mythology. Then. enjoy a delicious local Cretan lunch with homemade wine.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Instructor
English, German, Russian
Pickup included
Optional pickup is available from hotels/meeting points. Please contact the activity provider a day in advance to arrange your pickup service.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy over two hours of invigorating horse riding through the Finikia mountains
  • Ride across from the legendary mountains where Greek god Zeus is said to sleep
  • Have a delicious and traditional Cretan lunch, featuring homemade wine
Full description

Start your day by meeting your guide at the farm, where you will have a relaxed cup of coffee before taking a basic training session to make sure you feel safe and comfortable while riding a horse. Then, hop on your horse to begin your ride out into the mountains. After riding for about an hour, you'll arrive at the top of the Finikia mountains, where you'll stop for a break. Help yourself to a soft drink, or fruit, and take a moment to admire the amazing views and snap a picture or two. In the distance, you can spot the nearby mountain of Archanes, the place where the Greek God Zeus is said to be sleeping. Then get back on your horses and make your way back to the starting point. After riding for another hour, you'll arrive at the stables and then sit down for a delicious traditional Cretan lunch, including homemade wine. After lunch, have a seat out in the garden of the farm, help yourself to some more wine, or enjoy a few more minutes of riding. At about 1:15 PM, you will head back to your hotel or apartment.

Includes
  • Round-trip transfer available from your hotel or accommodation in specific areas
  • Multilingual guides
  • Coffee or tea
  • Helmets
  • 2 hours of horse riding with drink break and fruit
  • Cretan lunch or dinner with homemade wine and fruit
    Not suitable for
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • The tour is suitable for beginners, intermediate, or advanced riders
    • The maximum weight for participants is 110kg
    • Riding helmets and insurance are included
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 175 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5

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    This is a MUST do experience in crete. Firstly the hospitality was AMAZING. I believe the ranch is family run and you're made to feel apart of the family from the beginning everyone is lovely. We were picked up from our hotel and driven to the ranch. The instructor gives a demo before you are then provided with a horse based on your personal skills which is great. My mum was a little nervous at the beginning and they were extremely accomadating to our needs. The ride up the mountain is fun and the views are beautiful! We had a break to take in the sights, spend some time with our horses and enjoy light refreshments. When we arrived back we were greeted with an array of delicious Greek food and wine. I mentioned it was my mums birthday in a convo and they suprised her with a cake!! The day was finished with a shot of Raki and it was a overall beautiful experience. Nothing but good things to say and the group we rode with were also great even made some friends from our hometown

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    September 8, 2022

    The team was great. They matched riders’ experience with the right horse and provided a mini tutorial for beginner riders. The after ride lunch was delicious and homemade. Please note that the trail is actually a paved road that has very little shade. I got heatstroke on the ride the team rushed into action and helped me cool off. They were very attentive and compassionate. I would definitely return! They are skilled professionals and did their job very well. I’m an experienced rider but the heat just got to me. The horse was great and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Irini called me the next day to check on me. Loved this team and would highly recommend them. Great job everyone!!

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    September 2, 2022

    Fantastic activity!! You end up in a warm family. Both for people who already have experience in horse riding and for people without a unique experience! They choose a horse that best suits your needs and give the people with experience the chance to canter a bit! Thank you very much for this nice experience! ❤️

    September 2, 2022

    Product ID: 37495