equestrian hotel

About us

The Odysseia Stables ever since 1997

Sabine Ruijters, from origin Dutch, and Manolis Fragkakis, from origin Greek, are the owners of Odysseia. Ever since 1997, we welcome guests for horse riding holidays or horse riding in Crete.
In 2004 we builded a complete new equestrian center on a beautifull located estate.
In 2006 we builded on the same site the Country Hotel Velani***.

Nowedays we run both the Country Hotel Velani*** and the Odysseia stables with all the high standards and comforts for modern day guests.
We founded a well know and high reputation in the world of horseback riding vacations.
Our horse riding holidays are sold through the largest horse riding agencies, in more than 15 countries.

We are a certified Stables for training students of the equestrian education in the Netherlands.
And we are an ISO 9001:2008 certified stables, with a standardisation for safety and stable management.

But above all we believe that, you and our horses are the most important factors, for making your holiday into a hugh succes.
Let us welcome you to our very special place and show you the Greek filotomo (=hospitality)!

The owners,
Sabine Ruijters & Manolis Fragkakis


Our team is strengthened by the experienced horse riding guide;

Vladimir Tkatchivskii

Always happy and assisting, with good knowledge of the terrain, the horses and Crete.
Guiding the groups with safety and pleasure to make, also your holiday a dream come true.


On the Photo on the left, Manolis Fragkakis
and on the right side, Sabine Ruijters.

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