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Odysseia Stables

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Superb experience, great horses and great trainer!

We are returning guests to this gem in the middle of Crete. Well maintained horses and tailored... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
ingrida t
Great riding experience

Our boys aged 14 and 12 had never ridden a horse before but after a few lessons were both able to... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
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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...more
46 Velani, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece
+30 694 285 8466
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

We are returning guests to this gem in the middle of Crete. Well maintained horses and tailored approach helped to boost my confidence with horses. My daughter (10) and I stayed in Velani for intensive horseback riding lessons and outside trek with experienced trainer Vladimir....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I did a 2 hour evening hack with 3 other riders and the leader Vladimir. I am an experienced rider, but hadn’t done a lot of riding in the past 10 years. I was surprised to see that I seemed to know how to tack...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sabine R, Owner at Odysseia Stables, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Dear Julia let me introduced my self as i am the oldest gentleman ,owner of the stables who try to help you. My name is Manolis i am 53 years old and i finished the sport university in Greece. I was coaching basketball teams till...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

Our boys aged 14 and 12 had never ridden a horse before but after a few lessons were both able to join a two hour trek through the olive groves around the hotel. It was a highlight of their holiday, and the trainer Vladimir was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I came in March with my two friends and we had an amazing stay! The horses were delightful, the owners care deeply for their horses, and the trails were beautiful. The riding was exciting and safe. I can not recommend this place enough!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 29, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 23, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank ewastockholm2017
Reviewed May 18, 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Marian S
Reviewed April 23, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 3, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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August 16, 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
September 11, 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.
August 16, 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.