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Deres Horse Riding Center

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Very enjoyable

We had booked a 2 hour ride arriving a 4pm. We were collected from Chania harbour at 3.30 and were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob J
Horsham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day out

Visited here in October, absolutely wonderful experience. Gentle and calm horses (some of the best... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Moya N
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Deres Horse Riding Center has been welcoming horse riders and nature lovers for over twenty years. It is a peaceful and eco-friendly environment among scenic hills and green valleys in the outskirts of Chania, on the island of Crete in Greece. We...more
Deres, Platanias, Crete 730 05, Greece
+30 698 076 6865
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is where to go - in this place they also treate experienced riders properly - you're not put in line with children, - horse commanded by your guide .. :D :D And - as a beginner - you are treated with the best care...More

9  Thank Jens-ErikWLangstrand
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have visited this place several times over the years, even have a personal connection as the stallion I rescued some years ago had been sold by Deres as they could not handle him....Today I visited to see how things are now, partly with a...More

2  Thank MettiChania_Crete
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All reviews hour ride riding experience the owner olive groves fresh orange juice well taken care home made highly recommend this experience long ride longer tour an experienced rider thank you for a lovely authentic greek experience take pictures horses riders stables
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a 2 hour ride arriving a 4pm. We were collected from Chania harbour at 3.30 and were driven to the farm. On arrival we were met by the owner and introduced to our guide Solomon who was lovely and spoke adequate English....More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in October, absolutely wonderful experience. Gentle and calm horses (some of the best behaved, I’ve personally ridden) who are very well cared for and who are very clever! We went in the off season and went for the 3 hour package. First we...More

Thank Moya N
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I was riding with a guide for one whole day and with my friend another day about two hours. I loved the place, horses and peolple working for the stable. You can see that financial crises has it’s effect for the place but still horses...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We came with our 2 year old daughter and asked if she could sit on one of the horses. An old very nice man introduced us to all the horses and finally walked my daughter on one of the horses around for about 30 minutes....More

Thank Dardhoumas
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Lovely views, remote & in the mountains. Free pick up & drop-off which was much appreciated. Bit tired and run down, horses at least looked ok. Unfortunately, the experience was let down because, despite being first-time riders, we were led on our ride by... an...More

Thank Karius S
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Great trek through the mountains with olive groves and orange trees. Well suited to beginners - quick run through of basics before tour started, and nice calm horses.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The place is beautiful. Perfect setting. And we really enjoyed our trek... but it was tainted by a resident young girl called Angela trying to steal my phone. Don’t give your bag to her to hold for you at any time as I did and...More

1  Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time here. My girls (age 9 and 11) are not seasoned riders so I appreciated the time taken to go round the yard a few times to make sure they (and the guide) were comfortable and got some practice in. The...More

Thank Leisha W
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I did the 1 hour tour which was quite enough for this inexperienced rider. The guide took us on little trails up the hill. The views were absolutely amazing. The riding was fitting for my level, as long as I didn’t start...More

Thank sueCopenhagen
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Had fabulous ride in mountains, horse are great and well looked after. Out guide was lovely and took lots of photos and video for us. Great experience and great memories. Will definitely do this again. After ride we were treated to fresh melon grown in...More

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Dmitry B
August 10, 2018|
Response from EileenK267 | Reviewed this property |
Yes beach ride is possible and I plan to do that next time
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Deres H | Property representative |
Hello , Thank you for your inqiry. We can arrange a tour for 1 hour for all 4 of you. The ride is for beginners and is in slow pace. The cost is 45 Euros per person. Please let us know for which date yo are interested in... More
June 15, 2016|
Response from Deres H | Property representative |
Good morning! Thank you for contacting us. We offer basically 3 types of tours One hour tour at 40euros per person Two hour tour at 70 euros per person Three hour tour at 80 Euros per person All our tours are in nature and... More
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