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Crete Finikia and Giouchtas Mountains Horse Riding Tour with Lunch provided by Cretan Holidays

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Crete Finikia and Giouchtas Mountains Horse Riding Tour with Lunch

Crete Finikia and Giouchtas Mountains Horse Riding Tour with Lunch
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6761P21
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Horseback ride
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick up from Analipsi, Anissara, Hersonisso, Gournes, Gouves, Kokkini Chani, Malia, Stalis
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Horseback ride
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick up from Analipsi, Anissara, Hersonisso, Gournes, Gouves, Kokkini Chani, Malia, Stalis
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Jul 2020
A note from Crete Finikia and Giouchtas Mountains Horse Riding Tour with Lunch
Face masks are mandatory on the transfer
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
17 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Faiza Lodhi
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Me and my husband had a fantastic time on our horse riding trip today. The horses are carefully picked out for you and you are taught how to ride them. The views from the hill was beautiful. We were kindly given some cold water/juice and watermelon to quench our thirst. We then returned down to the stables and had the yummiest homemade lunch. The hospitality has been great and our tour guide is so hilarious, she will make sure you have a fun time. Highly recommend booking this excursion!
Written 12 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maartje
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked a ride at the stable twice last week. Once a mountain trip with a BBQ. And after great success another beach ride at sunrise, which was a fantastic experience. My daughter and I, big horse fans, had a great time. Friendly horses and the horse-rider connection is carefully considered, but also the different wishes and experiences. The passion of the owners is evident. It is good to notice that they are very committed to the horses and the company. Irene and the horse family ask emphatically to treat the animals with respect. Good handling and taking into account the weather, muscles and condition. A good warm-up and cooling down for the muscles of the horses is essential. There is a lot of attention for this. This in addition to good care for the horse's skin for the sea and sun. The horses' hooves also looked well maintained and were fitted with horseshoes.
If we go to Crete again, we would book another ride. Not to mention, the pleasant guide, who was able to provide a lot of additional information about the area. An unforgettable experience. I would recommend it to anyone. With or without driving experience. Viewing Crete from a horse's back, magnificent! Thank you Irene and horse family! And a big hug and carrot for the sweet four-legged friends! See you next time! Greetings Maartje
Written 8 August 2021
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bb1man
Boston, MA10 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The pickup at our hotel was seamless and on time. Eddie, our guide for the day, was very fun and personable, fluent in English, and got to know everyone's name during the course of the activity. The other hosts and guides were great too, and provided a very memorable experience. By the end of the trip you felt like friends with the hosts and they provided a very comfortable atmosphere. The horseback riding was great and the views were phenomenal. For those who have not ridden horses before, I would suggest wearing jeans or longer pants to protect from trees and bushes along the way. While my wife and I were enjoying the activity on our honeymoon, the group did a great job of facilitating an enjoyable experience for children on the tour as well.
When we returned from horseback riding, the hosts prepared a beautiful, traditional Greek lunch which had plenty of food and drink.
I felt that the excursion was a very good value, especially considering the transportation and lunch, and would highly recommend for those staying in the areas near Heraklion.
Written 12 August 2018
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Georgie D
1 contribution
May 2018 • Couples
Totally worth every penny. Our guide Eddie was amazing, great sense of humour, made us feel comfortable right from the get go. He was very attentive and helpful. The horse ride itself was beautiful, you are given total freedom to ride on your own which was awesome. After the trek, Eddie prepared us a delicious lunch and then took us back to our drop off point. Overall a brilliant experience and I would totally do it again!

You're the best Eddie!
Written 8 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Simon M
8 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
From the moment Gregory picked me up from my hotel I knew there was an exciting day ahead. He and his family are the most kind, caring, generous and entertaining hosts. This isn't just a horse riding experience. They invite you into their home and spoil you with their incredible hospitality.

On arriving at their home you are given an induction to horse riding and matched with a horse based on your experience. I had the gentle and slightly slower Veronika. She was perfect and exactly the horse I needed having not ridden for 30 years. She looked after me on the ride up the mountain and there were guides on hand to provide any assistance if needed. The horses' welfare and your own safety is of paramount importance to everyone involved.

The morning finishes and you and the other riders are treated to the most delicious home-grown home-cooked food outside under the shade of a veranda.

This really was a day which I will never ever forget and one I would definitely do again next time I am in Crete.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julian S
1 contribution
Fantastic experience, pick up from.the Hotel from the host very friendly and funny guy , we arrived at a lovely family owned and worked ranch , we was kitted out and matched with a horse that would suit our experience and off we went with our guides that took us up the mountains through the olive groves amazing views the two guides were very experienced and friendly and fun , back down to some Fantastic home cooked food from the host sister and daughter with some of there very own very nice organic wine. All in all a brilliant morning lost of laughs scenery and food , thank you to host , his daughter, sister ,wife and the guides
Written 10 October 2021
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Lisa C
1 contribution
Don't let them seduce you with some jokes at the begining! We were 4 adults in a group with some kids and during horse riding we followed a small and very slow carriage. We stayed on the road all the trip long with cars and never followed a real way with no explanation about the region nor the landscape. We took the same way on the return and half of the trip was across kind of very dirty houses with tons of random dogs ! Do not expect trotting or even galopping (unless you have two years of experience lol !!).
The family has hired to indian people to guide you all the trip long and they don't even come with you. They say they are not pushy but they propose pictures to buy (like 70€ isn't enough !), as well as water if you don't have your own bottle. The lunch is fine though.
Cherry on the cake : they joke about bad orange juice they will serve you during the break and guess what ? It is indeed really bad !
Please avoid this establishment and spare your money :)
Written 8 October 2021
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Andrew
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
The whole experience was amazing. Our hosts were friendly and engaging, we spent the entire time laughing. The lunch and hospitality were superb. Would definitely recommend!
Written 18 June 2021
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CretanHolidays
Dear Ascor1 Thank you for your kind review! We are happy that you had a good time and hope that we can welcome you again at one of our tours
Written 22 June 2021
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Smaranda L
8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
It is a grat way to spent half a day! We were piked up from our hotel with a car. After a short instruction we were up on the horses riding on our own. We went trough olive plantations up to a hill with the most amaizing view, were we sat for a orange juice and some watermelon. After we went back for a nice home cooked meal with local vine. The food was plenty and really good. Total time spent on the horse is around 2 hours, which is more than enough for a biginner. Our hosts were more than delightfull and helpful. After the meal and a short relax we went back. I will repeat this experience anytime. The group was small, only 10 persons, which was the best. The hosts had time to attend to everyone, and they took pictures as we ride. Great memories!!!
Written 22 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Smaranda L Thank you for your comment! We are very happy that you enjoyed your horse riding and the tour through Crete's landscape, we hope to see you again! Best regards
Written 3 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Fabulous Trip - Great Crew
Great day out. The crew got into character and interacted with the group to make the day fun. Lunch good, stopped t
LouFS
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A class Scenery
Dramatic scenery and a varied terrain. The walk was just an amazing experience. The 5hr wait for the ferry at the e
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Will steal your laughs and leave you with memories!
Some of the reviews on here left me with reserves but we went ahead anyway with our guards up. Soon to have them st
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Yo ho ho
It was the first sailing of the season and far from full. The crew were clearly pleased to see the start of their f
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Great Tutor! Would %100 Recommend!
10 mile / 16.3km was a challenge but worth it!! We had a great experience. The views throughout are one in a life t
dbass1980
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Nice trip - low info
The guides were lovely. The trip was fascinating through the mountains and lunch was amazing. It felt more of a dri
XiaomduT5124HG
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English required
Couldn’t get a feedback from cretan Holidays on the pick up time. Waited 30 minutes for the ride on the pick up day
Pioneer795187
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Disappointed
I had booked a pick up from the airport private transfer. Have done this on several other trips and the driver is t
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Terrible
Hotel Guide was mit friendly, we waited inside during she welcomes Friends. She was very slow and not helpfull- wai
Gemxanrya
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Amazing panoramic view of the Island
It is a great experience to visit Symi Island as it has so much to offer. Amazing panoramic view upon approaching t
sharkarama
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Ok park with some rude staff.
The park was ok. Just ok. It's small and a couple of hours would be enough. It's fairly dingy and unkempt. The conn
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Good hiking experience, terrible support by Trustpilot
The hiking trip was itself great, but I would advise agains booking via Trustpilot, since it is impossible to conta
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Don't go with Romeo!
Don't go with Romeo! We've took a private tour from Romeo. The skipper, Fernando, was unfriendly and didn't respec
lucaviMilan_Italy
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Perfect bus tranfer
Private bus transfer from airport to hotel was perfect, timely and pleasant. Complimentary cold water was provided
176lefterisk
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Awesome
Great park . It was awesome and we liked it so much. I want to go again with my friends . The slides are a lot and
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