Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding in the Cretan Mountains

4.8 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Hersonissos Horseriding

Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding in the Cretan Mountains

Activity provider: Hersonissos Horseriding

From US$ 54.83 per person

Gallop through Crete's Finikia mountains on horseback. Marvel at the beautiful scenery on this horseback riding tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German


  • See Giouhtas mountain and Agios Silas village
  • Enjoy a two hour horse ride through the Finikia mountains
  • Get stunning panoramas
Full description

Take a trip to the Cretan Mountains as you ride a horse along the paths and hilltops of the mountains. Admire the panoramic view of Giouhtas mountain and Agios Silas village. Start your day by meeting your guide at the farm. Take 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. Stretch your legs with a short break made during the trip with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape of the mountains. Refresh yourself with a glass of orange juice and take amazing pictures of the beautiful scenery. Feel the fresh Mediterranean breeze at the top of the mountain.

  • Helmets
  • Insurance
  • Orange juice and fruit
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    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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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Finikia Horse Riding Farm.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • High-heeled shoes

    Know before you go

    • Suitable for all kinds of riders, beginners, medium, and advanced
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 30 reviews

    Review summary

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    Everyone there is absolutely amazing! You can tell they really care for their horses and their guests. I felt like family from the start. Definitely book the lunch and ride combo as the food and wine were both homemade and delicious! They also gave great recommendations about where to go in Crete and helped you plan your trip. I will definitely book here again if ever in Crete as everything was wonderful!!

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    September 4, 2022

    It was my first time and my Mums on a horse it was a highlight of our holiday in Crete. This is a family run business you can see the love and care that goes into everything they do and the rest of the staff were also really helpful. Someone stayed with my mum throughout the whole journey on her horse as she didn’t feel confident he made her feel safe and well looked after. I felt like I was thrown in at the deep end getting straight onto the horse and riding but we was in a group well looked after and I couldn’t of asked for a better experience.

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    July 11, 2022

    The ride was just fantastic. Collection was possible. The welfare of the horses is very important to everyone. The horses are carefully distributed according to riding skills. The inexperienced riders were shown the basics. The route was great, through olive fields with a fantastic view. We were accompanied by a horseback guide and one on foot. You could talk to them in good English, both know the horses very well. During the short break, advanced riders were allowed to gallop a bit (about 1 km/2 min). The guide even filmed us! In addition, on the way back, photos were taken of everyone with their own mobile phones. In general, one can say that the horses (and dogs) are very well cared for. Hooves look great, fur shines and nobody looks too thin or "matte". Of course you have to keep in mind that the ride is for all levels and accordingly comfortable. But as I said, we also got our money's worth with the gallop course.

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    July 5, 2022

    Product ID: 401007