Crete Trail of the Gods

Ride Overview

The Trail of the Gods Ride on the island of Crete in Greece will take to fascinating archeological sites and allow you to see much of the beautiful interior.  This is the largest island in the Greek archipelago and is surrounded by the clear blue of the Mediterranean Sea.  Riders will stay in different inns one of which is on the seashore.  The interior is made up of mountains going as high as 7,000 ft. and fertile valleys where there are groves of olive and fruit trees as well as other crops.  Local farmers still use donkeys and horses to cultivate their land and agriculture is possible all year in the southern part of the island. Horseback riding in Crete allows you to have a personal experience in all that the area has to offer.

This moving journey allows you to go right across the island and to ride on the beach where you can swim with your horses when the weather permits.  Everywhere you will find fresh local food specialties beautifully prepared and served with delicious local wine.  You will ride in comfortable saddles on forward going Thoroughbred and Arabian horses with plenty of endurance to do long canters and climb the mountains.  In the back country you may encounter shepherds tending their flocks of sheep and goats in the wild, rugged highlands where it is not suitable for farming.   Here in the back country, life must be much the same as it was when Theseus killed the Minotaur.  You will have a chance to experience something of the Greek spirit of celebrating life as portrayed in “Zorba the Greek”.  Your competent guides can give you a wealth of information about the area.


Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred crosses, warm bloods and a local breed
  • Trip Pace:
  • Tack:
    All purpose English saddles
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

Meeting Point


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!

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