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Odysseia Stables

#1 of 3 things to do in Avdou Features Animals
46 Velani, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece
+30 694 285 8466
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Unguided trail experience.

I have done a lot of riding trails, all over the world, all of them with a guide. The last few... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stockholm, Sweden
brilliant weeks ride through stunning scenery on forward going but well trained horses

Well run hotel and stables, excellent food, lovely horses, it doesn't get better than this the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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46 Velani, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece
+30 694 285 8466
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have done a lot of riding trails, all over the world, all of them with a guide. The last few years with just my partner and a guide. Enjoy more and more the freedom of deciding my own pace and dynamics of the ride....More

Thank ewastockholm2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well run hotel and stables, excellent food, lovely horses, it doesn't get better than this the horses are well cared for and extremely fit they coped with the 100 miles or so riding in 5 days easily.

Thank Marian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great circular trail ride in Crete. We did it unguided, a rare treat since so few places 'allow' this and insist on a guide. The horses are lovely warm-bloods, not too large (a good thing - you'll be on and off quite...More

Thank Thoughtful100
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you want a great adventure in Crete and can ride this is it! The Cretan Odyssey was a fantastic horse trek from the north of the island to the south coast and back again on a circular route. We covered almost 200km and went...More

Thank Jakub_Wejchert
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The stables themselves are absolutely charming and perfectly clean. The tack is in perfect condition and well adapted to each horse. In fact I'd like to get the same Wintec saddle! The horses themselves are completely trustworthy. They each have their own personality, but all...More

Thank Lapiequichante80
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I finished the Crete Lassithi Trail unguided ride a week ago (mid-September, 2016). I've probably been on about a dozen equestrian riding vacations, and my favourites are the unguided rides. (I'd done 3 others before this.) This riding experience was head and shoulders ahead of...More

Thank telly647
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great stables, friendly staff and gorgeous rides! Options for beginners to advanced riders. A Cretan mountain ride is magic.

Thank Kenneth Z
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I cannot stress enough how wonderful this place is. Equine professionalism at its best, nothing was too much trouble, they were able to cater for myself as an experienced rider and my partner who had never ridden before. Then you had the hospitality from the...More

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My wife loves to ride horses, so she found this place. The afternoon session was a little too advanced for me (I'm still pretty novice), so we had lunch, she went on a beautiful horseback ride, and I had a lovely sit by the pool....More

Thank Jana H
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in June. It was our best Holiday by far. We decided to try something different this time having always done the beach holidays in Greece. We booked the beginners course, having never ridden before. The first lesson was all...More

Thank stephen c
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Alison F
Could someone who has only ridden western do the unguided tour?
12 September 2016|
Response from Sabine R | Property representative |
Yes, a western rider can join the unguided tour. You do need to be an experienced rider to join the week trekking. Our horses are used to neck raining and can be riden with long rains.
Hi! Could you describe the ride a little more? I'm an experienced rider, but I'm a little rusty. I'm just trying to figure out how comfortable I need to be and how much I need to train before my trip. Thank you!!
17 August 2016|
Response from Sabine R | Property representative |
As a rusty but experienced rider you must be comfortable for the 2 hour rides. Doing the day ride or trekking you might first want to do some refreshing lessons at home. Being more comfortable ads to the joy of your holiday.
Roxana Z
hi can you tell me an approximate price for a ride on the beach and swimming with the horses for a couple Thank you for your time
16 August 2016|
Response from Sabine R | Property representative |
Dear Roxana, We go for swimming with the horses during our 8 days guided or unguided Lassithi Trek. More information on our webpage about the trekking by horse.