Zoraïda's Horse-Riding
Kavros - Crete - Greece

Daily Rides at 3 levels

Only walking, no experience required

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5 € per person
Guided walk for children in the rural outdoors (30 minutes) € 15.-

Every child deserves to be able to experience the kind nature of a horse in a safe way.
Parents are more than welcome to ride or walk along.

Pure nature ride (1 hour) € 30.-

An amazing round-trip exclusively on dirt roads offering fantastic mountain- and sea views.
The best way to experience the Cretan countryside!!

Private trip for 2 beginners

1 hour: € 99.-
2 hours: € 135.-
Riding & Swimming: € 250.-
Total price per 2 persons
E-mail pictures included
The Zen ride (2 hours) € 49.-

Welcome to our best-selling green trail. Get energized on this lush, panoramic tour along olive groves and filled with Cretan beauty. Magnificent scenery offering mountain and sea view. What a way to start your day! Romantics should opt for the sunset version, as this ride will let you enjoy the sunset over the sea. A perfect excursion to get into horse-riding!

Magical Kournas lake (2 hours) € 49.-

Through peaceful and unspoiled nature, combining dirt and asphalted roads, we will ride up through the traditional village of Mouri. No doubt, we will meet family sheep... Making our way down, breathtaking views are guaranteed. Overlooking the blue-turquoise lake, will give us the opportunity to admire Crete's only sweet water lake in its full beauty.

Riding & swimming with horses (3 hours) € 80.-

E-mail pictures included
An exciting adventure for young and old. Through nature and the village outskirts, we will reach the sea. Unsaddling the horses and getting into bikini-mood is next. Get to experience the unique feeling of floating on a swimming horse! When the horses and we are dried up, we will head back to the ranch.
This ride does not include an actual beach ride.
Horses dislike waves, so in case of too strong wind, we will swim in the lake, as we always will in the middle of summer. Try wearing your bikini under your clothes, and to bring a towel along.
Walking & gentle trotting
Min. 1/2 year of regular riding required

Beach ride

A 30-minute walk through greenery and the village outskirts to the beach will give you the chance to connect to your horse and to properly warm up its legs. A fantastic 7 km long beach ride will definitely be the highlight of your holiday! May you enjoy the feeling of space and freedom. A memory that will last forever...

2+ hours € 65.- E-mail pictures included
07.00 - 09.00 or evening sunset ride
Walking, trotting & slow galloping
Min. 2 years riding and +12 years old

Beach ride

A 30-minute walk through greenery and the village outskirts to the beach will give you the chance to connect to your horse and to properly warm up its legs.
Get ready for some exciting canters during an actual 8.5 km long beach ride. An unforgettable experience! Who told you, you need wings to fly?

2+ hours € 70.- E-mail pictures included
07.00 - 09.00 or evening sunset ride

Private beach ride for 2 persons € 220.- E-mail pictures included

As the beach rides take place on a public beach, beginners will NOT be accepted on the beach rides! Horses need to remain in line, so it is important that you can steer your English-trained horse well during all gaits done in your group.

new  The Olive Trail for intermediate riders

Join our panoramic round-trip along olive groves and lush nature. With 88% dirt roads and reaching a height of 100 m above the sea level, this trail enjoys a magnificent scenery offering mountain and sea view.

1.5 hours 50,- €
08.00 - 09.30 or evening

new  Kournas-Woods Country Ride for advanced riders

Those who are used to riding in the outdoors and enjoy a more intriguing country ride will love this 2+h trail in the wooded and partly shady area around the traditional village of Kournas at an altitude of 200 meters in the foothills of Mount Dafnomadara. Fantastic landscapes and an escape back in time!

2 + hours € 65.-
08.00 - 10.15 or 17.30 - 19.45

Half day trips for intermediate & advanced riders (separate groups)
  • A beautiful mini-safari to Kournas Lake
    +/- 3 hours: 07.30 - 10.30 or in the late afternoon 80.- €, soft-drink included

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

  • A Cool Ride: extended beach ride & swimming with horses
    3+ hours: (06.30 - 09.30) 99.- €, E-mail pictures included

    Embrace yourself for a new sensation!! This is an extended beach ride of 10 km combined with swimming with horses.
    Leaving this early in the morning guarantees an almost empty beach to ride on and a very mild sunshine. Perfect riding conditions which we will fully exploit. The ride itself will be on saddled horses, the swimming bareback. Experience the unique sensation of floating on a swimming horse! An absolutely unique feeling! The swimming will offer a very welcome refreshment to both riders and horses. Once we and the horses are dried off, we will re-saddle and continue our ride back home.

    Private Cool Ride for 2 persons € 295.- E-mail pictures included

    Horses dislike waves, so in case of too strong wind, we will either swim in the wind protected bay or postpone the excursion. Book this ride for the beginning of your holiday! Try wearing your bikini under your clothes and bring a towel along.

Full day trip for intermediate & advanced riders (separate groups)
  • An interesting day trip to the evergreen spring village
    6 riding hours + large lunch break with short visits 09.00 - +/- 18.00 185.- € lunch incl.

    Riding mainly on unspoiled dirt tracks through wooded areas and along olive groves, we will get to enjoy great views. This is Crete in its purest way! We will pass through authentic villages such as Patima and Kastellos, who are well known for their Cretan vendetta. Meeting sheep and shepherds shouldn't come as a surprise on this trip. This trail breaths nature, space and history.
    Argiroupolis is well known for its various water springs and lush greenery all year around. 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.
    During the lunch break, 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 avocado shops.
    We will also visit the Chapel of the Five Virgins, the excavations around the chapel and the 2000-year-old Plane tree.
    Heading home through greenery and traditional villages, we will ride along a secret Cretan hiding place dating from the Turkish war. This will surely be the most interesting day of your holiday!

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Month or week(s) pass available for riders living up to the requirements.

1 month: 499 Euro
3 weeks: 420 Euro
2 weeks: 310 Euro
1 week: 170 Euro

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 or private rides
  • 3 different riding levels
    • beginners: only walking - no experience required
    • intermediate: walking & trotting - minimum 6 months of riding school required
    • advanced: walking, trotting & slow galloping - minimum 2 years of riding school required
         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 always at your own responsibility. A liability waiver must be signed.
    • As we are riding on a public beach, you must be able to steer your horse during the gaits done in your group. It is important that the horses remain in line during the ride.
  • 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 to the Georgioupolis/Kavros areas.

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