Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch

Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch

From US$ 76.90 per person

Gallop through Crete's majestic Finikia mountains on horseback as you take in fantastic scenery on this horseback riding tour. Visit places made legendary by ancient Greek mythology, and enjoy a delicious local Cretan lunch featuring homemade wine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 hours
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English, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels within the Heraclion prefecture. Pickup in areas of Elounda, Agia Pelagia, Sissi, Milatos, and Agios Nikolaos can be arranged at an additional cost.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy over two hours of invigorating horse riding through the Finikia mountains
  • Ride across from the legendary mountains where Greek god Zeus is said to sleep
  • Have a delicious and traditional Cretan lunch, featuring homemade wine
Full description

Start your day by meeting your guide at the stables, where you will have a relaxed cup of coffee before taking a basic training session to make sure you feel safe and comfortable while riding a horse. Then, hop on your horse and wagon to begin your ride out into the mountains. After riding for about an hour, you'll arrive at the top of the Finikia mountains, where you'll stop for a break. Help yourself to a soft drink, or fruit, and take a moment to admire the amazing views and snap a picture or two. In the distance, you can spot the nearby mountain of Archanes, the place where the Greek God Zeus is said to be sleeping. Then get back on your horses and wagon and make your way back to the starting point. After riding for another hour, you'll arrive at the stables and then sit down for a delicious traditional Cretan lunch, including homemade wine. After lunch, have a seat out in the garden of the stables, help yourself to some more wine, or enjoy a few more minutes of riding. At about 1:15 PM, you will head back to your hotel or apartment.

  • Round-trip transfer from your hotel or accommodation
  • Coffee
  • 2 hours of horse and wagon riding
  • Lunch or dinner, including homemade wine and fruit
  • Helmets
  • Insurance
    Not suitable for
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • The tour is suitable for beginners, intermediate, or advanced riders.
    • Riding helmets and insurance are included.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 114 reviews

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    Really great experience! We had heavy rain and expected the activity to be cancelled but our guide happily accommodated us. This is a family business and the operators are skilled at making everyone comfortable and feel at ease. A lovely evening of trail riding with beautiful views, a delicious meal and warm hospitality. It could be improved by providing lockers to secure valuables, and briefing participants at the beginning, to help anxious abs inexperienced riders to know what to expect throughout the journey.

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    October 27, 2021

    A lovely day, hosted by a warm, welcoming family. The setting is well kept, the horses are well cared for and the lunch was delicious, with home grown vegetables and homemade wine. We took our 6 and 8 year old daughters who had no riding experience and they were looked after all day and felt safe on their horses. Would highly recommend.

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    October 26, 2021

    Great experience- great team and the fellow participants were also very nice. Overall we had a great time and lots of fun with the organisers as well as the horses! The lunch was also great at the end with most of the products being home grown! We would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get some good views, have fun and see more of Crete!

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    September 3, 2021

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