Erika's Horse Farm Kos
Erika's Horse Farm Kos
4.5
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Erika's Horse Farm is a family-owned and operated business located on the stunning island of Kos in Greece, that has been providing visitors with a unique and memorable equine experience since 2009. The farm offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the region and connect with nature. Located in the picturesque town of Marmari, it is a destination for both locals and tourists, especially during the summer months. The owners, who have a passion for animals and horses, offer visitors the chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures through guided tours and horseback riding. The well-trained horses available for rides along the coastline provide an exciting and thrilling experience for riders of all skill levels. Visitors of all ages, including children, can enjoy horse and pony rides, tailored to their individual age and riding ability. The farm provides a range of activities for visitors(mini zoo, playground,snack bar,archery).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Michelle P
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    Excellent experience! The horses are all well cared for, the staff are very friendly. Can do a fast ride if you have riding experience or a leisurely walk on the beach. Children are well looked after and the treck is very enjoyable. Staff will take pictures of you on your horse too. Great couple of house out. Also great bar facilities
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • maisiemouseJaywick
    188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Erikas horse farm kos.
    Had a wonderful hack l had such a beautiful horse romeo. Babis the lead crew was so attentive. We strolled along the beach. We'll worth the money. Picked up and taken back to hotel .🐴 xxx
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Laura O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You need to visit Erika’s
    What a beautiful stables! I did a private beach sunset hack with Sophia and I can honestly say it will be a memory I will never forget! The horses are well looked after and the staff are very friendly! If you visit the island you need to go and visit Erika’s! I absolutely loved every minute! Cantering on a wonderful beach while the sun sets WOW just wow! Great value for money! I can’t wait to go back!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 29, 2023
  • jozsef P
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great staff, lovely horses
    Amazing expierence! Our 9 years old daughter will never forget that day! They have a very well organized team and gorgeous horses! Our daugther's trainer was taking a very good care of her, taught her a lot, was chating with her all way long, made her laugh a lot. She will keep very good memories.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Gemma S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    We came here as a family of 4,3 of which were novice & my youngest at 10 having never riden before, we booked the sunset ride on the beach & arrived early so we're able to go & have a drink & look around the farm which is very well kept considering the heat! We were put in to groups of beginner & experienced so all opted for beginner so we wouldn't be separated, I was gutted as I couldn't go for a run on the beach but the ride was amazing without! My son got himself very upset before we set off & Erikas daughter Margarita ( hope I spelt it right) was absolutely amazing with him, she reassured him that he would be fine & she would be with him all the way so he loved it! The walk was about 1 1/2 hours altogether along a small road for a few mins before crossing a field & then onto the beach which was stunning as the sun was setting. 100% recommend this place, all the horses were well looked after & the staff were fab & very experienced, Thank you Erika! X
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
  • gimstan
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking!!!
    Erika's horse farm is absolutely unique. I booked sunset riding with swimming. It exceeded all my expectations. Horseback riding on the beach with Erikas horses was absolutely amazing. Experienced riders can enjoy splashing through the waves along the most beautiful scenery on Kos. Sunset swimming with horses was an absolute highlight - do not be afraid to take a swim, the horses are well trained and stay calm. Erika even managed to take videos and fotos of every rider! You will be provided a helmet. Do not forget to put something on which can get wet and sandy. A pair of gloves is always good to have with you. Thank you, Erika, for this unforgettable experience. Thank you, Romeo, for a safe ride! I am definitely coming back!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Lucy
    Leeds, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    We had the best experience at Erika’s farm. It is clear that the horses are absolutely adored by all of the staff. There was a group of around 15 people and each person had their own horse assigned to them based of their size and level of ability. The staff were really helpful and made us all feel really comfortable despite being beginners. It really was a magical experience trekking along the beach looking at the mountains on one side and the sea on the other. Thankyou to all the staff and the horses for a great end to our holiday!!
    Thanknyou so much for your review
    Written August 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Anne2222014
    Farnborough, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous riding experience
    I previously visited 4 yrs ago and definitely had to return. The best horse riding experience you can have whether experienced or beginner. Unlike a lot of places I have previously visited the horses are very well cared for and professionally matched to your riding ability. I am an experienced rider whereas my partner a beginner so I chose to ride with him rather than do the faster ride. What a fantastic sunset ride to do together and plenty of helpers available to support the beginners and make it an experience to remember. In summary the best riding experience you can do.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 15, 2023
  • michael
    Exeter, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must to do in kos !
    We had the best time at Erika’s horse farm . The ride was amazing and to go in to the sea on the horses was incredible . We met Erika who went above and beyond collecting us in her own car and dropping us back to her hotel and met her gorgeous son . Thankyou for the most amazing time and see you again
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Ray Robinson
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Holiday Experience Ever
    Everyone at the stables were so friendly and helpful and certainly made us very welcome. We joined the experienced morning ride which turned out to be the best experience of our holiday. Special thanks to Erika for making us feel at ease on the horses and her guidance too. Also a special mention to her lovely Father who made our journey a real joy during the ride to and from the stables. The horses are all well trained and well looked after. We will certainly be telling our friends about this great experience and we will certainly come back next year. Regards Ray and Lynne x
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
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Emma B
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Really mixed review, some great bits and some things really let it down.
Incredibly large group, around 30 people. This was split into 2 groups, experienced or beginner. There were about 10 in the experienced and 20 in the beginner. This is the first thing that is a real shame....no middle ground. My daughter and I can ride well, good canter and jump but she is only 6 and never galloped, so could not go into the experienced group. That's fine, but the other option was literally a walk down a road, along the beach and then back up the road. Such a shame :( no sign of a salt lake, flamingoes or all the other lovely things you get to see as part of the other group. It's not uncommon for good riders with years of experience to not have galloped so it would have been lovely to have a middle group, especially for my daughter.
The second negative was we were told to arrive for 9.30 for a 10am ride. It was 10.25 by the time we got going....and the whole time the horses had been out in the sun. No shade on the sand arena area at all or water. We were then matched to our horses and mounted up....then waited again in the sun for everyone else. About 30mins. Would help perhaps to gather info about the riders before hand so horse and rider could be matched earlier. I rode Jackie, a really sweet home bred mare who was a little quirky. I was told she liked to drop and roll in the sand and she spooked at a lorry, turned and headed the other way which would have unseated a beginner (which is the group I was in). The leader at the front was not pleasant at all to the girl in front of me, was really quite rude. However Babis who walked alongside me, my daughter and the middle section of the group was really lovely. Chatting about the island and the stables, he was so enthusiastic and clear to see he really loved the horses. The horses themselves looked beautifully looked after and the yard was clean and tidy. Didn't really see Erika as she was with the experienced group. Apparently you could pay an extra 10 euro to go in the sea with your horses but we didn't know that until we got back. No swimming with the horses was allowed in our group just the experienced. Think it is a real shame that someone who rides well, but hasn't galloped is stopped from having even a trot down the beach and into the sea. Perhaps we should have booked a private ride but I had no idea the groups would be so large.
Beach was beautiful, horses were well looked after and Babis was lovely, but I wouldn't go back
Written August 28, 2022
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Fiona W
Guildford, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
My two daughters (12 & 16) and I had the most amazing experience at Erika’s horse farm. We were perfectly matched with our horses at the start according to ability and then the more experienced riders went for a fabulous canter along the beach. By the time we reached the sea, the sun was setting. It was an absolutely magical evening & one I will not ever forget. I’ve made horses all my life but never been able to get to ride on a beach. Thank you for making a dream come true!
Written October 23, 2020
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MissBongo
Albrighton Shrops41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
My hubby booked this for my 50th Birthday whilst we were on holiday. We were all matched up with our horses depending on experience, size etc, I (experienced) was given Estella and hubby (novice) was give Zara. The experienced ride was fabulous, enough canter/gallop to keep everyone happy and hubby enjoyed the plodders ride along the beach also! The swimming with the horses was fantastic, albeit a bit soggy 😂.
All horses impeccably behaved, fit and healthy. We will definitely be back when we return to Kos. Thank you team for an amazing experience.
Written October 19, 2020
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Gemma S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We came here as a family of 4,3 of which were novice & my youngest at 10 having never riden before, we booked the sunset ride on the beach & arrived early so we're able to go & have a drink & look around the farm which is very well kept considering the heat!
We were put in to groups of beginner & experienced so all opted for beginner so we wouldn't be separated, I was gutted as I couldn't go for a run on the beach but the ride was amazing without!
My son got himself very upset before we set off & Erikas daughter Margarita ( hope I spelt it right) was absolutely amazing with him, she reassured him that he would be fine & she would be with him all the way so he loved it!
The walk was about 1 1/2 hours altogether along a small road for a few mins before crossing a field & then onto the beach which was stunning as the sun was setting.
100% recommend this place, all the horses were well looked after & the staff were fab & very experienced,
Thank you Erika! X
Written August 2, 2023
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rousie1144
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I did the sunset beach ride including swimming with the horses yesterday. The horses, the staff and just over all the experience was amazing. I was in the experienced group which was amazing we cantered around the salt lake, then galloped along the beach and took the horses into the water which was more than amazing. I would have to say one of the best experiences of my life.

The horses were all amazingly well cared for! Having previously ridden in Greece on another island I can say I was very happy with the standard of care given to the horses here

The only issue was nothing to do with Erika or her staff or her horses but with people who have little to no experience saying they are good riders.

The experienced group goes fast! Cantering and galloping along the beach and round the lake. If you sign up for the experienced group don’t expect it to be slow. So when someone who claims to be able to ride can’t even ask their horse to come back to a walk it’s a bit of an eye rolling moment.
However the beginners group was 100% suitable for beginners!

Overall it was an amazing experience thank you Erika, her staff and Maya ❤️
Written June 13, 2022
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Thanks a lot for your beautiful review, explaining our hard work and love for what we do!!! Hope to see you again!!!
Written August 5, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emi
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Deers, peacocks and goats, oh my! We were welcomed with figs and fresh pears to appetize our experience prior to entering erika’s horse farm. Mpampis and Sophia, our horse leader masters, made our experience AMAZING! They guided us from sand to sunsets and we were mesmerized by their hospitality. We were fortunate enough to learn truly authentic Greek language alongside our ride. We highly recommend erikas horse farm to anyone seeking memories, bliss and beautiful moments.

I rode kaluza who was the most amazing horse I have ever been on!! I highly recommend to anyone wanting to horse ride in Kos!
Written August 24, 2020
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Reetta79
Espoo, Finland22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Had the sunset ride with my two teen daughters. This was something that we had really wated for our trip. So it was a huge dissappointment that when the date of our ride came, the promised transfer didn't come. Our hotel staff sorted this out for us, and we found that our reservation had cone missing. Luckily we managed to have another appointment on the end of our trip.

The place was nice, the horses seem to be well taken care of. We were in the experienced group as we have all be riding for years. It was really an unforgettable experience to go cantering around the beach towards the sunset! Those of us who wanted had an opportunity also to go walk in water with the horses. Horses were nice and wellbehaved.

Only thing that was a little strange (and different that what I'm used to in Finland) is that the leader didn't tell us in advance when we were going to change the pace, so we just saw that the first ones are going in trot or canter and just pick up with them.

I would recommend this experience to all experienced riders, this was for me a dream come true!
Written October 23, 2022
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OxfordshireFoodie_x
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We loved it. We are a couple in our late 20s and thought this would be lovely activity to do together.
I am an experienced horse rider but my partner is not, I opted for the beginners hack, just so we could ride together and chat.
Despite being a tiny bit jealous of the other riders cantering along the beach and going in the sea I did still have a lovely time!

The venue was not as expected, you really could come here for a good few hours and have some food, mooch around and watch the animals, the interior was like a lovely cafe.

The horses were all in great condition and incredibly well behaved, it is no mean feat taking 20 horses out together with complete beginners but they managed it.

All of the staff were very knowledgeable and funny.

It was lovely to see the sunset and just plod along the beach, there were also opportunities for photo taking too.

Would highly recommend this to anyone beginner or advanced to go!
Written June 29, 2024
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Kirsty B
Grimsby, UK25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great experience for my 10 year old who says it was best part of the holiday, although I paid €10 per person extra to go in the sea with the horse which I never got to do. Because my little girl rides regular we was put in separate groups which was fine but we was told we would only be separated for half the ride. This was not the case. I kept asking the people who worked there during the ride if we could just get a picture of my and my daughter together but they didn’t let us as we passed each other on the ride! Erika lead my daughters group and she had a fantastic ride. The slower inexperienced group was very poor. I feel like there should be a ride for people with little experience. I felt like I was on a donkey ride at a seaside attraction! I also got told it was €45 per person and extra €5 to go in the sea but was still charged €110 for 2 of us! The horse I was on was terrified of any sort of traffic which didn’t really make sense when you had to travel down a narrow busy road to get to the beach.
Written June 25, 2023
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Hello, im Erika the owner of the farm, you didnt paid 110 euro only for the sea 110€ was in total with your transfer service, it was your decision to stay in the beginners group because of pure experience and as i always say its safety first and better for a bad review fron an accident. I asked all the riders who booked to in the water also at the beginners group when we met and nobody answered and before we go i said to you to remind the leaders that you paid to go in the water... and the worst part is that you didnt even complained to me about it! Insurance company that i have a contract doesnt allowed to less experienced riders to go fast things are really strick and people need to understand, thank you!
Written June 29, 2023
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Hazel B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Me and my friend went on the sunset beach ride yesterday, I rode a lovely little horse called Leah they put a lot of thought into getting the right horse for everyone which I thought is great! I found mine really well suited which made the ride really enjoyable, everyone was so welcoming and they took great care of us, it is very professionally run and have great facilities. The guides and horses are brilliant we had a great time cantering on the beach and watching the sunset in the sea it was a very memorable experience I would really recommend ☺️ hazel x
Written June 24, 2024
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