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Horseback riding vacation
Greece, Crete Island

Sun and Riding

Odysseia Stables offers a hotel based horse riding holiday in Greece, on the island of Crete.
This horseback riding vacation combines horse riding with relaxing, ideal for riders travelling with non riding friends.
Stay in Country Hotel velani***  and ride out every day for a 2 hour hack in the Langada Valley.

Here in the area around Avdou there is unlimited space for horse riding, you ride through the quietness of the nature and Cretan Country side with small villages. We ride active through the olive groves and hills, through Greek villages, a visit to the cave of Saint Fotinie, an fast canter on the mochos plateau and ride along Lake Aposelemis.
Every day we set out on a new track, with our four legged friend.
Horse riding on beautiful well trained horses with the assistance of an experienced guide.

Stay the week on the unique hill side location in Country Hotel Velani*** with panoramic view to lake Aposelemis, infinity swimming pool and restaurant with local produce.

This horse riding holiday is suitable for beginning, medium to experienced riders.
Riders are splitted according to their riding levels.

Hotel based riding holiday

The hotel based horseback riding vacation includes daily 2 hour hacking which allows time for relaxing on the beach.
The holiday is ideal for riders who like to travel with a non riding friend or like to combine sight seeing or relaxing with horse riding.


During the hot summer months Odysseia Stables offers 2 hour hacks in the cool morning or evening hours.
The morning ride is the easy ride, during this ride we walk and trot and make short canters.
The riding speed is adjusted to the level of the riders.
The evening ride is the active ride and only suitable for riders who are able to control their horses in all 3 basic speeds.


The horse riding holiday is 7 nights/8 days/6 horse riding hacks with a total of 12 hours in the saddle.
The riding holiday can also be booked for more or less number of nights.

The horse riding holidays are complete with:

  • Stay in Country Hotel Velani***, charming small hotel with infinity swimming pool.
  • Full Board with breakfast, lunch and diner a la carte in the Velani Restaurant.
  • Horse riding on good horses with a professional guide.


The Sun and Riding can be reserved in the warm summer months of july and august and during the children holidays.
The Sun and Riding holiday can start at every day of the week.

Outside of the summer season we offer holidays with day rides.

Prices 2024

Prices are based on 2 guests staying in a Classic double room.
Single room occupation is available at an extra charge.
Riders travelling alone can also choose to share a room with another rider of the same sex.

Prices per week:
Sun and Riding 1.190 € p/p, high season 1.260 € p/p.
Non rider with full board stay  770 € p/p, high season 840 € p/p.
Single room supplement + 245 €.
Deluxe room supplement + 455 €.
Wellness room supplement + 910 €.
Superior wellness room supplement +1.050 €.

Low season, 8 January – 16 March 2024.
High season, 17 March – 2 November 2024.
Low season, 3 November – 20 December 2024.
High season, 21 December – 8 January 2025.

Before reserving please have a look at our terms and conditions.

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