Experience Horse Riding
Experience Horse Riding
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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EXPERIENCE HORSE RIDING operates in Akrotiri village since 1997 and offers riding enthusiasts the opportunity to experience Santorini through specific suggested routes, riding horses safely on our farm. The riding club EXPERIENCE HORSE RIDING is a family business. The owners are two brothers who with love and respect for horses created their own farm in the village of Akrotiri.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • indiegirl25
    Houston, Texas46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, relaxing and beautiful experience for our family
    We went as a family with 3 small kids. The youngest rode with my husband. The riding team/staff was very very helpful and made us feel safe and comfortable. I have zero riding experience and didn’t feel bad about it, they made the whole process very easy and seamless. We booked with Stam who was one of the people that came with us and stayed with my middle son the whole time. The lead rider was also very helpful, giving us great guidance and tips the whole way. The ride was just us since it was April (low season), even though we didn’t book a private experience. The scenic views during the ride were just magical and since we were forced away from our technology and cameras because of being on these majestic animals, we had nothing to do but smell the sea air and enjoy the views in peace. We stopped briefly at a black pebble beach, which was stunning with the Santorini blues, and we took some cute and some cheesy pictures there too, then headed back. All in all about an hour plus a few mins before the ride for safety and training. And adults got to enjoy a small glass of Santorini wine at the end. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I recommend this especially for families with kids. It may be a bit boring for experienced riders, but for touristing families like ours wanting a brief but fun experience literally off the beaten path, with some scenic nature views, this was ideal.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2023
  • Alicia P
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great first time horse riding experience
    Booked a horse riding tour through our hotel. First time with horse riding. The guide, Stam (not sure if this is the right spelling) has chosen Athina for me to ride on. Stam tried to teach me how to control Athina. I tried for a minute or two but I just couldn't control her. So I was given an easier option to just allow Stam to control Athina with a rope. I just relaxed on Athina. Stam explained about the history of Santorini and the vines in the area. He's very enthusiastic on the job. We rode to Black Beach just on time for some photoshoot as the sun was setting. Beautiful setting and photos. The tour was supposed to be an hour but we completed in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 24, 2023
  • AaronVW03
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Staff & Amazing Experience
    The experience was absolutely none like I've had before!. The staff was attentive in choosing the right horse for the rider and providing advice throughout. My wife and I felt safe throughout while enjoying the majestic and awesome power of the animals! It was about a 20min taxi from where we were staying but I believe it was closer to Fira. Fantastic experience and would highly recommend 😀
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 2, 2023
  • Mona L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Couldn’t Stop Horsing Around
    This was one of the most enjoyable parts of my trip to Santorini. We went with a group of 5, and I have never gone horseback riding, and this was such a great experience. I would definitely recommend the 2 hour tour. We cut it back an hour when we initially got there, but the second hour would have consisted of riding on the beach. The horses appear well trained and cared for. I had Iris who was such a great horse and so well behaved. Our guides kept an eye on all of us every step of the way. They were very sweet and actively vigilant for our safety. Regardless if you have or never ridden a horse, this is a must do if you plan on being in the area. I would highly recommend this place!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Katie
    Drogheda, Ireland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a special experience
    My father and I had such an amazing and special time! The instructors are so kind and thoughtful and there are horses for complete beginners to experienced riders! We both felt really safe (although my Dad was bricking it) Alex and his colleagues went over the top on reassuring everyone in the group as we went on the beach ride whilst also taking loads of photos. Thanks guys for an amazing experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 8, 2023
  • Jennifer B
    Lockport, New York11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Horseback riding & dinner is a must!
    We had so much fun on this tour. We learned more about the history of the landscape and a whole lot about the beautiful horses we were able to ride through our 2.5 hr tour. Everyone was wonderful. They helped my husband with his anxiety of his first time to ride a horse. Overall it was well organized. We had a great time. The dinner arranged afterward at The Cave of Nicholas Taverna was delicious and the owners & staff were very sweet. All the tastes of the best of Greece on a platter. Then the actual dinner of fresh grilled fish and moussaka was beyond delightful!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • Kathleen K
    Poipu, Hawaii7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Horse Riding Experience in Santorini
    This is by far one of the greatest equestrian experiences of my life! The exceptionally friendly staff, the excellent and well cared for horses, the stunning scenery through the ancient lava formations down to the black sand beach, it was all truly breathtaking. My daughter and I had the time of our life as we rode their majestic and well mannered horses through the surf and galloped through the vineyards. It was capped off with wine, a visit with their new ranch puppies and a delicious meal seaside at ‘The Cave of Nikolaos’. We will most definitely return to this most excellent riding experience in Santorini!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Evie G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and fun horseback riding in santorini (through vineyards and on beach)
    We had the most amazing experience riding through the beautiful Santorini countryside followed by an incredible ride on the beach. They arranged transportation to and from the experience which made it very easy to fit into our vacation. Stam (our lead rider and I hope that is the correct spelling) was a friendly, experienced guide who shared a wealth of knowledge about Santorini as well as several good jokes. He was fun to be with and perfectly led us on a ride appropriate with our riding skills. We enjoyed a water break on the beach in the middle of our ride and a glass of wine at the stables when we got back. Galloping on the beach of Santorini is an experience of a lifetime. You should book them today for a fabulous ride.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Shanis W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!!
    Absolutely amazing experience! Anthi was a great guide, couldn’t have asked for someone better. The day was great along with the pictures. Scenery was beautiful. Totally lived my Black Beauty dream! Loved it!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Rishi
    London, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    It was a great ride. The instructions were pretty clear and if you follow them you should be fine. If I remember correctly it was Anithi who was the trainer (apologies if I got the name wrong). We rode around to a pebble beach, had some photos there and then back to the farm. Mohawk(horse) was perfect although it did want to wander away to eat some grass a couple of times.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 29, 2023
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Linda O
Denver, CO17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I LOVED my 2 hour ride with my guide, Electra, Banana and Ares (our well trained horses who were mates), and 3 sweet dogs along for extra delight. Electra was the quintessential horse guide who gave me tips, shared her love for horses and her life in Santorini. She gauged my skill in riding and then planned our ride accordingly; I got to saunter, trot and cantor through the vineyards, to a chapel, through weathered sandstone lined paths, and down to the beach. We enjoyed riding in the sunshine, watching the 3 dogs play in the water-such fun! It was a magical day and I thank Electra for making it so!
Written September 20, 2021
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James C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
A brilliant experience, which was made complete by our guide Electra.

We've ridden before & fairly competent, so we really wanted to gallop along the beach as it's something we've never done before.

Riding with Electra was like we'd gone for a ride with a friend & her horses, she was awesome & great fun.

Horses are really well looked after & we'd definitely return.

Note - If you want to ride & not just a walking tour, make sure you book correctly. We booked a 2ish hour private session @ €150 each & it was great value.
Written May 9, 2022
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Valeriu C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
A must have experience on the Santorini Island. Amazing views, amazing people. They have a lot of patience and treated us very well.

The girl with short hair that was our guide during the ridin experience was very cool and we had a great time with her.

She made us some exquisite photos on the beach and had a surprise for us at the end - no spoilers, you'll see if you're lucky. 🤣❤🥰🤗

All in all we will repeat the experience next time we land here. One of the best 2 hrs of our trip.
Written August 13, 2021
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Emily R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We had a fantastic two hour ride which took us through vineyards and incredible volcanic cliffs down to the beach where we rode along the edge of the shore. Our guide Yana could not have been more friendly and informative about horses and the local area. She also took some great photos and videos to help us remember the experience. My daughter and I had a great time. Cheers, Yana!
Written October 21, 2020
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Van
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
What an incredible experience and amazing views along the way. Private tour and incredibly friendly and helpful guide would recommend to anyone in Santorini wanting to try a new experience.

Thank you Stam !

We hope you visit new Zealand one day :)
Written July 11, 2022
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Gian Maria
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We decided to make this experience on the way back from the sea, what a better choice!
2 hours and more horse riding by walking through an amazing landscape up to the sea to enjoy the sunset. Mia was a perfect guide with an incredible passion on her job.
Recommended if you want to have an experience unique in contact with nature!
Written August 17, 2020
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Andrew R
Romania1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This was truly a great experience for us! We were in Santorini for our 20th anniversary and wanted to do something different and totally out of character...and we did! Neither one of us had ever ridden horses before in our lives, and especially my wife was pretty nervous about it. But our guide Iana knew exactly what horses we needed, took us around the corral to get us used to the horses, and went slow with us the whole way, Iana is very knowledgeable, has many years of experience, and is very funny and friendly. By the end of our beautiful trek through vineyards, down roads, and along a breathtaking volcanic beach, we were absolutely loving it. We are so glad we chose to do this; it's something that may seem like something not quite in the budget, but it's worth it, and have these great memories of something unique and different we did together. My wife and I would definitely recommend not only the experience, but also this place Experience Horse Riding, and the wonderful guide Iana (Thank you, Iana!). This place is in Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece.
Written May 13, 2021
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Alicia P
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Booked a horse riding tour through our hotel. First time with horse riding. The guide, Stam (not sure if this is the right spelling) has chosen Athina for me to ride on. Stam tried to teach me how to control Athina. I tried for a minute or two but I just couldn't control her. So I was given an easier option to just allow Stam to control Athina with a rope. I just relaxed on Athina. Stam explained about the history of Santorini and the vines in the area. He's very enthusiastic on the job. We rode to Black Beach just on time for some photoshoot as the sun was setting. Beautiful setting and photos. The tour was supposed to be an hour but we completed in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Written April 24, 2023
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Mona L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This was one of the most enjoyable parts of my trip to Santorini. We went with a group of 5, and I have never gone horseback riding, and this was such a great experience. I would definitely recommend the 2 hour tour. We cut it back an hour when we initially got there, but the second hour would have consisted of riding on the beach. The horses appear well trained and cared for. I had Iris who was such a great horse and so well behaved. Our guides kept an eye on all of us every step of the way. They were very sweet and actively vigilant for our safety. Regardless if you have or never ridden a horse, this is a must do if you plan on being in the area. I would highly recommend this place!
Written May 5, 2023
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Amanda F
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I visited the establishment around 2.30pm on a very hot day (around 85 degrees) and asked if it would be possible to ride now and the answer was yes. Seemed to me kind of unethical, not only for the animals but also for the people working there. I counted around 40 horses all exposed to the hot sun, didn't see any place for shade, at least not one that could shelter 40 horses. To be fair they looked calm and well-fed but as a horse owner I know they can suffer in heat, especially the dark-colored ones and the draft breeds, of which they had many. The other company in Magalochori that I visited, stables the horses and doesn't take them out during the warm hours of the day. They also looked well kept. Please people do your research before choosing the right place to give your money to.
Written June 30, 2022
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