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Horseback Riding at Finikia Mountain & Lunch from Heraklion

By Cretan Holidays


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  • Scenic horseback ride through stunning mountain landscape
  • Views of Giouchtas, mythical resting place of Zeus
  • Delicious Cretan traditional lunch in a picturesque garden
  • Friendly staff to brief you & help you pick your horse
  • Adventure for riders at all skill levels, beginner to expert

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What's included, what's not

  • Guided horseback riding tour
  • Lunch served with wine or a soft drink
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Heraklion hotel
  • Beverages

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
  • You do not need previous riding experience.
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located in Heraklion area hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

Explore the Finikia and Giouchtas mountains on a relaxing horseback ride that shows you the natural wonders of Crete. Trot across the landscape on a docile mount and take in beautiful rural vistas before indulging in a delicious lunch.

Start with a briefing from your friendly local guide before you embark on your memorable riding adventure. Choose from a selection of quality horses, ranging from challenging to gentle, as your guide helps you find the steed that fits your level of experience.

Hop into the saddle to meander along winding trails toward the mountain slopes of Finikia as your guide shares interesting facts about the history and natural features of the region. Admire the serene surroundings, breathe in the scent of pine and olive trees, and take in the beauty of the landscape.

Once at the top of Finikia, admire the breathtaking views, pause for a postcard-perfect photo, and sip on a refreshing drink with some local raki. Admire the view of Giouchtas, a mountain that earned a place in Greek myth as the resting place of the god Zeus.

Next, descend back to the stables as your lunch is prepared for you. After building up an appetite, indulge in a rich, traditional Cretan meal with homemade wine and sit out in the garden of the stables, taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Karteros
  • Heraklion Crete

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Heraklion (Hotel Pickup)
    • Heraklion Crete

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