Crete Star Trail

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
    days
  • 7
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 2-5
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 1 - 10
    Guests per group

Crete Star Trail

Ride Overview

The Crete Star Ride radiates out from your friendly hosts’ very comfortable hotel to visit different parts of the island each day.  There are fascinating archaeological sites to visit which are some of the best Greece has to offer.  The trails vary from steep mountain paths to fertile agricultural valleys where there are olive groves, citrus fruits and other crops.  Your sure-footed horses will take you to the tops of mountains, giving you stunning views of the picturesque landscape and a glimpse of the Mediterranean Sea sparkling in the distance.  After a day in the saddle you will appreciate the best cuisine and wines Greece has to offer.

The Crete Star Ride is for those who would like to relax in one location for a week and take guided tours each day from a fixed location.  It saves the hassle of packing your bag all the time and getting installed in a new place.  From this one location you can still see much of the surrounding countryside which offers such varied trails for horses. The central location of your hotel allows interesting trail rides at varied paces in every direction so that you are seeing totally new country every day.

Accommodations

You will spend the week at the hillside equestrian hotel situated above the Langada valley with the red peaks of the Dikti Mountains rising up behind.

Meals & Drink

Meals will be taken at the onsite restaurant and include healthy local specialties including olive oil from their own groves, and local honey.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses are Arabs, Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred crosses, and Dutch and Greek warm bloods. They are fit and well suited to the countryside, with good posting (rising) trots, two-point canters, and some hand-gallops. All purpose English saddles are used.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred crosses, warm bloods and a local breed
  • Trip Pace:
    moderate
  • Tack:
    All purpose English saddles
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently. From the hotel, non-riders can enjoy routes for walking and biking and for extra cost bird-watching with guide, paragliding, Swedish massage, Thai massage or aroma therapy.
For groups your hosts can also organize speleology (caving), as well as mountain climbing.
Beyond the hotel, a 18 hole golf course only 7 km away, and different water sports can be found along the coast.

Meeting Point

Heraklion airport or ferry station.

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

Call Us Toll Free

1.800.545.0019