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Odysseia Stables

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Address: 46 Velani, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece
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+30 694 285 8466

Professional equestrian center offering quality day treks, 2 hour hacks,...

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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Great unguided trail ride

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 a bit). They are very well-schooled and respond well to good riding unlike some others... More 

Thank Thoughtful100
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 up to almost 1800m. Luckily, nature is still intact in this part of the world... More 

Thank Jakub_Wejchert
Paris, France
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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 handle themselves with confidence. I had the pleasure of riding Ilios for an entire week... More 

Thank Lapiequichante80
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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 all others. Every aspect was superior: top-notch athletic horses who were lovingly cared for and... More 

Thank telly647
San Diego, California, United States
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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
Reigate, United Kingdom
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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 hotel and time to relax by the pool at no extra cost.

Thank Yvonne D
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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. Great horseback ride, from what I understand.

Thank Jana H
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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 about finding your balance on the horse. The instructor (and owner) Sabine was first class,... More 

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De Pinte, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

At Odysseia Stables we did the guided Lassithy Trek. During a week time we crossed Crete on a horseback from the north to the south coast and back. A fantastic experience! Every day different landscapes: between the olive fields, across old villages, on a high plateau, wonderful long canters through a hilly landscape between mountain peaks over 2000m and sometimes... More 

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Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very tranquil and special horse place, where you ca also stay not interested in horses. ha s an african kind off feeling in the way the lodge is located and set up. Nice food and excellent service. we did ride every day, als o great.

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