Island Horses

Island Horses, Paleokastritsa: Address, Phone Number, Island Horses Reviews: 4.5/5

Island Horses
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Let us take you on a wonderful tour of the picturesque hills of Paleokastritsa, offering unique views of the most beautiful town on Corfu in a truly off the beaten track journey. Our friendly professional local family team have years of experience on the island and offer fully insured tours suitable for beginners on well looked after, healthy strong horses.
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Nantje P
8 contributions
Couples
So i have to ride a text about my experience.
The office on the phone is very friendly.
The guides are very friendly.
The horses are at middle age. So they are calm and brave. They are good lucking and fit. Im a vet assistant so i am sure about what i say. The way is up the mountain. So they are riding slow. The guy's are good to there animals.The horses are wearing horseshoes because of the stones. Yes it is hot here and the animals has to walk mountains BUT they go slow an carefully so there is no problem. Also they only ride in the morning and afternoon. My Horse dont even starts sweding. 🙂No marks, good food at the horses. All animals are comfortable.

I could text a lot but al i wont to say is : Good Job, happy horse happy me
Thank you guys
Written July 12, 2022
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jrrrmy
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
I don't know what to think of this.. I found it a rather poor experience, where I don't had the impression this is good for the horses. Walking the whole time up and down on the hill seemed like it was demanding a lot of these poor sweeties. And the ride itself is not really comfortable because it's just going up for 15' and down for another 15, which is just really really basic. Once your'e up to the mountain you will enjoy a beautiful view on Pelaokastritsa, but if it's worth the money, that i'm not sure of.

Besides that I found the guidance also only mediocre. The guy who assisted me picked me up at the busstation, but was during the walk not very talkative, 90% of the time just walking with his horse in front of me playing with his phone and giving me only very basic information about how to ride the horse. He did propose to make a picture and video of me, which was nice, but I don't look back at it as a very nice experience to be honest.

I hope people have a better experience, but I will not recommend this if i'm honest.
Written May 5, 2022
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Vini
7 contributions
Family
Absolutely fantastic experience! The guys are very knowledgeable and patient. My wife, 5 year old son and I went there with zero experience in horse riding. As I don't drive, they managed to pick me up from my flat in Paleo by car. They also dropped us back afterwards.

I was a bit worried but the horse I had ( Spanish Julia) was great. They also provided full support for my 5 year old son and he also loved the experience. The views during the tour are breathtaking and I definitely recommend them to everyone.
Thank you guys :)
Written April 20, 2022
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Voyager682488
6 contributions
A fun activity for our family, and a really good value! The hosts were friendly, kind, helpful, and spoke good English, which was nice for us travelers. They provided helmets and two guides for the ride, and they were kind enough to set up some great photo opportunities for us also. It was a nice chance to see a bit of the mountains of Corfu. I definitely recommend this company!
Written August 8, 2021
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Emma
24 contributions
Couples
Lovely experience, the family were extremely flexible and didn’t want us going out in the rain for our own sakes as it would be miserable so we rearranged and at the last minute on another day our plans changed and we got a ride later on that day which was great. The place was a little tricky to find so the family met us at a good location for us to follow them to the temporary place the horses were because of COVID. The horses were happy, chilled and looking in great shape, a good weight and body condition with no sores or injuries, they had shoes on too. (Would be good to get slightly better fitting saddle so it’s not sitting on the withers so much, but we’re a bit fussy from the UK)
We were led out by the husband for an hour trek, with him at the back and Julie the lead horse knowing the way!
The horses were forward going without rushing, a really nice speed.
Great views of the island, would highly recommended
Written October 14, 2020
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Ele_320
London, UK2 contributions
Friends
I went with a friend of mine and we were both beginners. The horse my friend got, the big white one was clearly a bit nervous that day and was trying to go out of the path and my friend didn’t know what to do because there was no way to convince the horse to turn right and he was clearly getting very nervous. Unfortunately during the ride there is only one person that is supposed to follow 2 beginners, and as this person was following me because it was my first time and I’m quite scared of horses, my friend was left alone a few meters ahead and no idea what to do. At some point I just stop the ride as I saw my friend struggling. I think if you are two beginners you need to have two people so one for each horse, you can’t leave a beginner like that with a nervous horse. But that’s just my opinion, I’m sure the ride would have been amazing but we didn’t felt safe and decided to stop. By the way for 5/10 minutes on the horses they charged us full price. Not a nice experience for us.
Written August 19, 2020
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shellking862
Buxhall, UK38 contributions
Couples
Fourth time in Paleokastritsa and every time we say we should try it and today we did, I was really quite nervous as had never sat on a horse but they were so patient and kind as I almost backed out, thankfully I didn’t only down to the lovely husband, wife and even their little girl put me at ease. At 53 this was a biggie for me to do but OMG I am so happy I did it! They charge 15 euros for a whole hour and we got some stunning go pro footage with beautiful backdrops. Seriously should be double the price so happily gave a 10 euro tip. You guys are seriously wonderful. We wish you every success 👍👍👍
Thank you so much!
Written September 23, 2019
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Henk F
3 contributions
Couples
One hour of pure happiness. It was very romantic to ride a horse on a road into the mountains. The people who helped us are very nice.
Written September 12, 2019
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Patrycja B
8 contributions
Couples
We had a great time and really enjoyed a ride with a beautiful view of Paleokastritsa. The people who own the horses are very nice ,friendly and helpful. We never ride a horses before ,gave us little training. Horses are calm and friendly.
The ride lasted 1 hour.
It was a great experience.
Highly recommended Island Horses.
Thank you from Patricia and Krystian
Written September 6, 2019
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DawnJ0808
Manacor, Spain6 contributions
Couples
My daughter and I had a wonderful hour long trek. This was my daughters first time on a horse but was put at ease by the owners and loved every minute of it. The horses were very well cared for.
I had ridden a few times before,so was able to ride independently. The family that run island horses are very friendly and helpful, taking photos for us along the way. We will without a doubt use island horses next time we go to Paleokstitsa.
Written September 3, 2019
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