Zoraïda's Horse-Riding
Kavros - Crete - Greece

Daily Rides at 3 levels

Only walking, no experience required

Guided walk for children (30 min.) € 15.-

Pure nature ride
(1 hour) € 25.-

Riding & swimming with horses (2+ hours) € 45.-
This ride combines a 6 km nature walk with a 0.5 km beach ride and swimming with horses. A bit of a more challenging beginners ride. This excursion is only possible when the sea is very calm.

Magical Kournas lake (2 hours) € 40.-
Mainly over dirt roads and amid olive groves we will make way to the magical Lake of Kournas. Peaceful and unspoiled nature with amazing views guaranteed.
No doubt we will meet family sheep... Riding along the turquoise lake is really a very unique way of visiting the only sweet water lake on Crete. A perfect excursion to get into horse-riding!

Private trip to the magical Kournas Lake
(2 hours) for 2 persons € 99.-
E-mail pictures included
Walking & gentle trotting
Min. 1/2 year of regular riding required

Beach ride (7 km) on a long sandy beach
+/- 2 hours € 47.-
07.30 - 09.30 or evening sunset ride
Walking, trotting & slow galloping
Min. 2 years riding and +12 years old

Beach ride (8 km) on a long sandy beach
+/- 2 hours € 50.-
07.30 - 09.30 or evening sunset ride

Private beach ride for 2 persons € 145.- E-mail pictures included

As the beach rides take place on a public beach, beginners will NOT be accepted on the beach rides!

Half day trips for intermediate & advanced riders (separate groups)
  • A beautiful mini-safari to Kournas Lake
    +/- 3 hours: 07.30 - 10.30 (during July and August 07.00-10.00) 75.- €, soft-drink included

    Perfect for those who adore riding through the unspoiled Cretan countryside. Mainly over dirt roads and through olive groves, we will ride up towards the village of Kournas. Making our way down to the lake, will give us the opportunity to admire its full beauty from a bird's eye view. The turquoise colours and the surrounding mountains guarantee you an absolutely amazing view. Short drink-stop at the lake itself.

  • A Cool Ride: mini-safari swimming with horses
    +/- 3 hours: (06.30 - 09.30) 85.- €, E-mail pictures included

    This is an extended beach ride of 10 km combined with swimming with horses.
    As we will leave early in the morning, the beach will nearly be empty and the sunshine not so strong, creating excellent riding conditions! The swimming will take place at the end of the beach ride. A very welcome refreshment for both riders and horses. The ride itself will be on saddled horses, the swimming will take place on unsaddled horses. Get ready to experience a very unique feeling! Once we and the horses are dried off, we will re-saddle and ride back through the outskirts of Kavros village and countryside.

    Horses do not like waves, so in case of too strong wind, this excursion will be postponed. Book this ride for the beginning of your holiday!

Full day trip for intermediate & advanced riders (separate groups)
  • A relaxing day trip to the evergreen spring village
    +/- 6.5 riding hours + large lunch break 07.30 - 1 hour after sunset 149.- € lunch incl.

    Although this ride does not include beach riding, it is surely a very memorable ride. Mainly through wooded areas and olive grooves on unspoiled dirt tracks offering great views through authentic villages such as Patima-Kastellos, well know for the Cretan vendetta. Meeting sheep and shepherds shouldn't come as a surprise on this trip. This is Crete in its purest way! Argiroupolis is well known for its various water springs and lush greenery all year around.
    We will also visit the Chapel of the Five Virgins, the excavations around the chapel and the 2000 year old Plantain tree. A delicious lunch will be served in a tavern amid the water springs, while our horses will enjoy their lunch and siesta in the shade. Afterwards, we will go for a little stroll in this unique and lush place before heading to upper Argiroupolis and explore its historical importance. Along the way we can have a short stop in the interesting carob and/or avocado shops. Heading home through greenery and along traditional villages, the fitter ones among us can climb up to the secret Cretan hiding place dating from the Turkish war. This will surely be the best day of your holiday!

General Riding Information
  • Gentle, forward going and well-looked after horses. Our sweet horses do appreciate a juicy apple, fresh carrots or a slice of dry bread as a reward :-)
  • Small guided groups
  • 3 different riding levels
    • beginners: only walking
    • intermediate: walking & trotting
    • advanced: walking, trotting & slow galloping
         For your own safety and everybody's fun:
         Please choose your riding level HONESTLY as beginners will NOT be accepted on the
         beach rides!
         Beach rides are at your own responsibility.
  • Only early morning and evening sunset rides
  • Good & safe riding material
  • Riding hats are obligatory and provided free of charge
  • For rent:
    Riding boots (please bring socks) & short chaps: 1 €
    Riding trouser: 3 €
    For your own safety and comfort, you are kindly requested to wear long trousers and closed toe-shoes.
  • Organized transport on request from your hotel and back for the following areas:
    Platanias, Chania, Almyrida, Kalives, Georgioupolis, Kavros, Gerani, Rethymnon, Adelianos, Kambos, Panormo, Bali