HORSEBACK RIDING - Magical Kournas Lake

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From EUR 60


The magical Kournas lake, Crete's only freshwater lake, is surrounded by stunning nature. It is known for its terrapins and tourism; and makes with all its tavernas, ceramic shops, and pedalo rental places, a great location for an afternoon filled with fun and admiration. So, why not combine it with a unique horse ride?

 Details of your trip

The Horseback riding center is located in Kavros, approx 30-40 min ride from Chania and Platanias area.

This English-guided ride is at a walking pace only on sweet and well-trained horses. A perfect choice to get into horse riding! Riding mainly over dirt roads amid olive grooves, the chance to meet Family Sheep is quite big. Of course, there are also some short pieces of tarmac to connect the dirt roads. To let you enjoy the lake in its full beauty, we will not ride down along the lake itself, but you'll get to see the lake from a bird's eye view.

Especially during the bright morning ride, the large lake impresses with its turquoise colors and the reflection of the surrounding mountains into the lake.

But, for those of you who appreciate their sleep when being on holiday, an afternoon version of this ride also exists.

All the horses are gentle, forward, and well-looked after. Of course, they appreciate an apple, carrot, or a slice of bread as a reward!

The actual duration of the excursion: 2 hours (08.00-10.00 or 3 hours before sunset)

You are kindly requested to be at the ranch, 30 minutes in advance.

Upon request is possible to get a transfer with or without spending the afternoon at the lake.

This excursion is English-guided
Minimum age: 6 years
Maximum weight of the rider: 85 kg

The riding is done on saddled horses.
Young children get a suitable child saddle.

For your safety and comfort, please wear long trousers and closed shoes.

Notice: If weather conditions are very bad, the trip will be rearranged. If it's cancelled, you will get 100% refund on your payment.


From EUR 60

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Riding hats


Not included:

Riding boots (please bring socks) & short chaps
Riding trouser
Transfer (available on request.)




Tips & Don't Forget

Riding hats are obligatory and provided free of charge
Riding boots (please bring socks) & short chaps: 1 €
Riding trouser: 3 €
For your own safety and comfort, you are kindly requested to wear long trousers and closed toe-shoes.


Good riding material
Safe way
Nature area
Many memories to bring back home

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made 24 hours prior trip. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.

If a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

In case of any changes in the activity Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.
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  1. Platanias (GR)
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