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Odysseia Stables

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46 Velani, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece
+30 694 285 8466
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thankyou sabine

This is a fantastic stables to visit.A 2 hour hack in the mountains surrounded by olive groves was... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Lewes, United Kingdom
The Best Way to Spend the Morning: 2 Hour Ride

Riding at Odysseia Stables has been a dream of mine for years, as they are a part of the Equitour... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Tiffany C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Professional equestrian center offering quality day treks, 2 hour hacks, riding lessons and horse riding holidays. all horses happy, well trained and with forward going temperaments. Experienced guides to accompany you through the breathtaking countryside making your experience the very best in equine Crete.
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  • Average2%
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“rare treat” (2 reviews)
“olive groves” (3 reviews)
“south coast” (2 reviews)
46 Velani, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece
+30 694 285 8466
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a fantastic stables to visit.A 2 hour hack in the mountains surrounded by olive groves was a breathtaking experience.The horses are beautifully behaved and nothing was too much trouble for the guide who was curteous and kind.I cannot wait to return next year...More

1  Thank simmondsd2017
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Riding at Odysseia Stables has been a dream of mine for years, as they are a part of the Equitour Family (check them out if you haven't heard of them and enjoy horseback riding). The day I landed in Crete, I emailed Odysseia Stables, and...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 18 May 2017

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 23 April 2017

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

1  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 29 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
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Sabine R | Property representative |
We can do some walking by hand on the pony. A horse riding lesson will be to much for a child of 2 years old. In August our stables is open during the cool morning hours and late afternoon.
Alison F
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.
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.