Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Hersonissos Horseriding

Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Hersonissos Horseriding
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From US$ 70.81 per person

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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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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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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


  • 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.

  • Round-trip transfer from your hotel or accommodation
  • Multilingual guides
  • Coffee or tea
  • Helmets
  • 2 hours of horse riding with drink break
  • 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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    Important information

    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 153 reviews

    Review summary

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    A very nice team! He loves their animals very much, it shows! Hakim was lovely and let us canter and trot safely. Very kind, helpful and funny! The meal was great! We even got to taste the raki :) We really laughed a lot with the manager and his daughter is super cheerful! thanks again

    July 11, 2022

    My family and I are so happy we made this choice! Fully recommend it to people of all ages. The description is very accurate and the hosts were amazing. They noticed that we have young children and proposed us an afternoon/evening tour to avoid the morning heat (very thoughtful). They were friendly and accessible, pick up was smooth. The highlight was actually riding up the mountain as beginners with enough coaching, meeting other friendly guests, a fantastic delicious dinner, lots of good humour. We will cherish these memories

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    July 10, 2022

    The experience was really great. Husband and wife are both adorable. The lady called specially to offer us a different time, since there were only children in our booked group and we were supposed to enjoy it. Her homemade meal at the end was very delicious and it felt very familiar to sit together at her table in the evening. The man who came to pick us up from the hotel on time, by the way, is very crazy but very loving. He really cared about the participants and tried to entertain them on the side which was very funny. On his own, he also asked who ate which meat. Since we don't eat pork for religious reasons, we asked again while eating and he made sure that he was crazy but that religion wasn't fun. Very great family. Thank you for everything !

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    July 9, 2022

    Product ID: 37495