Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch in Heraklion

4.9 / 5

36 reviews

Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch in Heraklion

From $81.92 per person

Gallop through Crete's majestic Finikia mountains on horseback as you take in fantastic scenery on this horseback riding tour. Visit places made legendary by ancient Greek mythology, and enjoy a delicious local Cretan lunch featuring homemade wine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Instructor
English, German, Russian, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels within the Heraclion prefecture. Pickup in areas of Elounda, Agia Pelagia, Sissi, Milatos, and Agios Nikolaos can be arranged at an additional cost.
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 stables, 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 and wagon 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 wagon 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 stables, help yourself to some more wine, or enjoy a few more minutes of riding. At about 2:00 PM, you will head back to your hotel or apartment.
Includes
  • Round-trip transfer from your hotel or accommodation
  • Coffee
  • 2 hours of horse and wagon riding
  • Lunch, including homemade wine and fruit
  • Helmets
  • Insurance
    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

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      • The tour is suitable for beginners, intermediate, or advanced riders.
      • Riding helmets and insurance are included.
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.9 /5

      based on 36 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        5/5
      • Transportation
        4.9/5
      • Value for money
        4.7/5
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      The hosts, Irini and Gregory, were friendly and helpful. They made sure all guests were well looked after and always offered refreshments to make sure we were comfortable. The horse riding experience itself was AMAZING. It is also suitable for beginners and there are staff that accompany the guests on the horse riding trail, so you will not be alone, The views of the mountain on the trail are nothing short of spectacular. Really an experience you must have if you’re visiting Crete. And there is pickup / drop off at your hotel, or you can come with your own car if you prefer. Overall stellar experience!

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      June 24, 2021

      I can recommend everyone who would like to ride a horse or are just a horse lover to stop by here. We were picked up at the hotel in the morning. The whole staff is super friendly and accommodating. The horses all look healthy and well fed and are distributed according to the rider's abilities. Mainly the tour (with us 2 hour tour through the mountains) is stepped. If you wanted, you could ride a little faster at a trot or a gallop. It was a really great day with a delicious lunch at the end + homemade raki and wine. The owners as well as the whole staff try really hard to give everyone a very nice day and they definitely succeeded with us. Everyone was super nice and spoke very good English and German. We would love to come back to Gregory and his horses !!

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      June 16, 2021

      Incredible experience. Everything was perfect from start to finish, good atmosphere, good horseback riding (especially at the end of the day) and very good meal.

      July 20, 2021

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