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Horse riding holidays
Greece, Crete Island

Odysseia Stables offers complete horse riding holidays in Greece, on Crete Island.
The complete holidays are with a stay in Country Hotel Velani*** on a basis of full board, horse riding with a professional guide and wel trained horses.
There are various horse riding holidays for riders of different levels.

In Crete there is still plenty of space for horseback riding
Riding through serene nature on beautiful horses.

The Horse riding holidays:

The Odysseia Stables and the Country Hotel Velani are located together on a unique hill side location overviewing the Aposelemis lake, near the village of Avdou on Crete Island in Greece.
A rural area dotted with olive trees, small villages and Kermes oak forrest with plenty of space for endless horseback riding.
What better way there is than to discover a country from the back of a horse.

  • The Guided Lassithi Trek.

    An adventurous trek riding through the Dikti Mountains, up to 1800 meter, to the Mediterranean Sea on the  South side of the island.
    This week trek is only suitable for experienced and well trained riders. The trek is 200 km long and has every day a different landscape. Accompanied with an experienced guide giving you assistance with the horses and information on the Greek culture and area.
    At this hotel to hotel trek we spent on average 6 hours in the saddle and luggage is transported every day.

  • The Self Guided Lassithi Trek.

    Explore the Lassithi trek at your own pace by going unguided. The special feeling of just you, the horses and the mountains.
    Riding at your own pace and stopping for a break when you like. The unguided Lassithi Trek is only suitable for the very experienced rider who are used to take care of their own horses.
    At this hotel to hotel trek we spent on average 6 hours in the saddle and luggage is taken in saddle bags on the horse.

  • The Panorama Rides,
    a hotel based riding holiday.

    Stay in the comfort of the Equestrian Hotel and ride every day out for a new trail.
    The equestrian hotel is uniquely located in the middle of Kermes Oak forrest with a Panoramis view on the Langada valley and the Aposelemis lake. An area offering plenty of tracks through the Cretan country side for endless riding plessure.
    During this day rides program we spent on average 4 hours in the saddle.

  • Sun and Riding,
    a hotel based riding holiday.

    Stay in the comfort of the Equestrian Hotel and ride every day out for a new 2 hour hack. The perfect combination of riding and relaxing. Or for those guests travelling together with non riding family or friends.
    During this day rides holiday we spent on average 2 hours in the saddle.

  • Starters week,
    a hotel based starters course.

    Stay in the comfort of the Equestrian Hotel and learn in a safe and fun environment the basics of horse riding with the target to make an easy 2 hour hack into nature by the end of the week. Lessons are given by an experienced teacher with a well schooled horse in the safety of the arena. The week starts with private lessons, followed by group lessons and ends with outside hacks.

  • Family holiday,
    a hotel based riding holiday.

    Spent your family holiday in the nature and the relaxing environment of the Country Hotel Velani.
    An ideal combination for families with all riders or families with a combination of riders and non riding family members.
    The horse riding offered are outside 2 hour hacks or lessons, depending on age and experience.
    Your stay is in a family room.

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  • Guided lassithi trek

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    Adventurous trek through the Dikti Mountains to the Libyan Sea.

    200 km trek with every day a different landscape.
    For experienced and well trained riders.
    Accompanied by an experienced guide.
    Trekking from hotel to hotel.
    Daily 6 hours in the saddle.

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  • Self Guided Lassithi Trek

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    Explore the Lassithi trek at your own pace by going unguided.

    The special feeling of just you, the horses and the mountains.
    Riding at your own pace.
    For very experienced rider who are used to take care of their own horses.
    Self guided, route marked with arrows.
    Trekking from hotel to hotel.
    Daily 6 hours in the saddle.

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  • Panorama Rides

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    A hotel based trail rides holiday.

    Stay in the Equestrian Hotel and ride every day out for a new trail.
    The Odysseia Stables and Country Hotel located together on a unique location.
    An area offering plenty of tracks through the Cretan country side for endless riding plessure.
    For experienced to medium experienced riders.
    On average 4 hours in the saddle.

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  • Sun & Riding

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    A hotel based happy hack holiday.

    Stay in the Equestrian Hotel and ride every day out for a new 2 hour hack.
    The perfect combination of riding and relaxing.
    Ideal for guests travelling together with non riding family or friends.
    Average 2 hours in the saddle.

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  • Starters Course

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    A hotel based starters course holiday.

    Stay in the Equestrian Hotel and learn in a safe and fun environment the basics of horse riding with the target to make an easy 2 hour hack into nature by the end of the week.
    Lessons are given by an experienced teacher with well schooled horses.
    The week starts with private lessons, followed by group lessons and ends with outside hacks.

    Read more
  • Family Holiday

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    A hotel based family riding holiday.

    Spent your family holiday in the nature and the relaxing environment of the Country Hotel Velani.
    An ideal combination for families with riding and non riding family members.
    The horseback riding offered are outside 2 hour hacks or lessons, depending on age and experience.
    Your stay is in a special family room.

    Read more
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