Heraklion: Finikia Horse Riding Day Tour with Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
Start your day by meeting your guide at the stables, where you will have a relaxed cup of coffee before taking a basic training session to make sure you feel safe and comfortable while riding a horse. Then, hop on your horse and wagon to begin your ride out into the mountains. After riding for about an hour, you'll arrive at the top of the Finikia mountains, where you'll stop for a break. Help yourself to a soft drink, or fruit, and take a moment to admire the amazing views and snap a picture or two. In the distance, you can spot the nearby mountain of Archanes, the place where the Greek God Zeus is said to be sleeping. Then get back on your horses and wagon and make your way back to the starting point. After riding for another hour, you'll arrive at the stables and then sit down for a delicious traditional Cretan lunch, including homemade wine. After lunch, have a seat out in the gar...
Great experience- great team and the fellow participants were also very nice. Overall we had a great time and lots of fun with the organisers as well as the horses! The lunch was also great at the end with most of the products being home grown! We would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get some good views, have fun and see more of Crete!
Get an introduction to the best food that Heraklion has to offer by treating your palate to traditional Cretan dishes and exceptional local wines! Go on an unforgettable tasty journey through Heraklion’s local neighbourhoods. After meeting your local guide, start off with a traditional Greek coffee also known as ellinikós kafés. Learn why Greeks love coffee and see it brewed the traditional way in sand and be taught “cup reading”, a centuries-old tradition that reads your future. Enjoy Heraklion’s well-known bougatsa in a family-owned business that has mastered its bougatsa technique since 1922. Consisting of semolina custard, cheese, or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo, bougatsa is a must-taste pastry that you shouldn’t miss while being in the city. Continue to a local market where you’ll meet the local vendors and learn about their products. Sample some of the basic e...
Our guide Eva was the best! Food and drinks were super local and she took us also on excursion to 4 churches and historic sites of Heraklion. Due to COVID group is max 6 persons,we were 4 in the group. Definitely worth the money!
This full-day program in a diverse excursion that introduces visitors to the flavors and natural beauty of Crete, along with its archaeology and mythology. En route to a well-known and multiple-award-winning winery from Heraklion you’ll enjoy a drive along a route lined with vineyards and olive groves. You’ll be taken on a tour of its vineyards followed by an unforgettable wine-tasting experience. Taste 6 quality wines, with snacks to accompany the tastings. Afterwards you’ll ascend to the Lasithi Plateau, reaching an altitude of over 800 meters. See the windmills that act as water pumps, helping with the cultivation of this fertile soil. Enjoy the views from one of the first wind parks in Europe. Visit the Cave of Psychro, a site of archaeological importance and great natural beauty. The Minoan and Neolithic artifacts excavated from the cave during the past century are exhibited in ...
We had a wonderful day out in crete. We were picked up exactly on time and we drove to the plateau. The driver/ guide drove very considered while at the same time telling about Crete, the people and history. We visited the impressive caves after a nice climb. Afterwards we went to the wine tasting. It seemed to me a rather long drive. But the winery was worth it.
Journey through the authentic flavors of Crete at a private wine tasting with professionals from the industry, and sample 15 different wines. Join a small and friendly group of no more than 8 people and learn more about the vines, terroir and gastronomy of Crete. Hear about local produce, such as olive oil and cheese. Benefit from the services of a guide who is a former journalist and restaurant chef, and speaks both English and French. Meet some of the best producers of the island's wines from the central regions of Archanes and Peza, where wine was first made in Crete. Take a tour of 2 of their wineries and vineyards, and then experience the flavors of the wines at a private tasting of 15 wines following a wine presentation. Enjoy a sensational tasting of olive oil and other traditional products from Crete, such as honey, marmalade, wine vinegar and more. Then, meet a selection of ch...
This was a great way to get a wonderful feel and taste for the wine, olive oil and food in Crete. Our tour guide, Pierre, was so knowledgeable of the wine, the food and the history. Everyone involved worked together to make sure we had a great time. Would definitely recommend to others.
Feed your body and mind in Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. Visit its major monuments with your guide, discover the the modern aspects of the Cretan diet its connection to the history of the city. Learn how the people of Crete eat, and how Crete's enviable food culture was born. On this Heraklion tasting tour, stop at a Cretan family bakery, the daily meeting point of locals. Taste Greek coffee assorted with kalitsounia (traditional sweet pies with soft cheese filling), raisin pies and cinnamon cookies. Discover the herbs and spices at a traditional Cretan shop, and take the chance to savor Cretan mountain tea. Move on to try organic extra virgin olive oil, considered to be the best in the world, made with varieties of table olives. Try goat–sheep cheese, Gruyere, parmesan, soft cheese and natural yogurt with honey.
Taste 6 of wines on a luxury wine tasting tour of Crete, and sample exceptional wines, including local dishes and more. Travel through the wine-producing villages of one of the world's most famous wine regions. Admire the vineyards of Crete, where great wines are produced. Stop on the hillside of the village to experience a unique location for red and white local varieties of wines. Take part in a prestigious wine tasting in a wine cellar, where you can choose wines paired with typical Cretan dishes, cheeses, and elegant cuisine. Learn more about the local wine growing practices and history of Crete wines. Visit a boutique winery and meet the winemaker.
Discover the famous Cretan meat cold-cuts and learn their production methods on a guided tour in modern certified facilities and outside at the yard. You will listen to a presentation and see a simulation of the production of traditional Cretan Cold Cuts based on the traditional "parasia". This is a traditional cooking fireplace where Cretan people used to smoke their meats. Later, taste some of the traditional products while relaxing on the front yard where you can enjoy the stunning views to the villages around. During the tour, you will learn about the benefits of the Cretan diet and become familiar with the culture and the way of living in the Cretan countryside. The tour is at the local meat production facilities where you can buy authentic products to take with you back home. You can reach the location by car from the area of Heraklion and you can easily continue your road trip ...
Αdmire the Minoan civilization through a walking tour of the area's various charismatic paths. This experience will allow you to let your eyes wander over the endless vineyards, as you follow the various wine routes. Following your tour in Knossos, you will head towards the picturesque town of Archanes to begin your journey over the Cretan wine routes. Crete boasts a wine tradition that is 4,000 years old, and if you are a wine enthusiast you may complement your gastronomic experience by taking part in a wine tasting session at a vineyard of your choice. The area is reminiscent of Tuscany in Italy. There are cultural, archeological, religious, and historical interests there, as well as Byzantine churches with frescoes on the walls, and historical monuments which date back to the 15th century. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be left with a fantastic taste of Crete.
Experience the traditional Cretan way of living on this private tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos and drive through the countryside in a private minibus. A driver and tour guide will accompany you safely and will share stories about the local area with you. Visit traditional villages, walk around hundred-year-old olive trees, and take memorable photos of the majestic landscapes. Then, visit a Cretan farm and learn how its famous olive oil is produced. Collect milk and make your own cheese with the help of the local farmer. Taste it together with other local fresh products. Afterwards, you will join a hands-on cooking class, where you will learn to cook Cretan recipes. Feast on your own creations, which will be accompanied by other local dishes. Finally, participate in a ceramic woskshop and learn how to create pots and ceramics with your own hands. At ...
Escape on the most romantic and exclusive of Cretan brunch journeys with your beloved one or a group of friends. Marvel at the beautiful handy work of ceramists in the picturesque village of Margarites, or enjoy the tranquility of a sacred gorge on your way to your brunch in a winery. Once at the winery, you'll explore their vineyard, cellar, and other production facilities before diving into a homemade Cretan brunch. On the menu you will discover fresh eggs form the hen coop, local cheese, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, an aunty’s pie, sheep’s yogurt, and honey from the Psiloritis Mountains. Cold cuts from a small producer and homemade rusks will also be available, and your brunch will be served in hand-made natural ceramic plates and dishes for an elevated experience. Once having finished brunch, you will be returned back to your tour starting point.
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This afternoon/evening was a great experience and really worth the money! We were picked up at our hotel and once we arrived, we could take a look at the horses and got a brief introduction afterwards. The horses are in good condition and the owner Gregori and his staff are making sure that they are treated nicely. During the ride, Hakim - a member of the staff and the one leading the group - checked up on each one of us frequently. We took a short break and got watermelon and orange juice, before we returned back to the farm. The horses were very calm (loud noises, running dogs or moving cars were not an issue for them). After the ride we were sitting all together, got home cooked delicious food and wine as much as we wanted. As I am a rather experienced rider, the next morning I joined another tour by the beach which was an incredible experience! Here we were a smaller group and even went into the sea with the horses. I can recommend both of these tours very much!
Everything perfect, pick up at the hotel very punctually, brief introduction to getting on and the most important commands. Definitely suitable for absolute beginners. At the end, a delicious meal cooked by the family themselves. All in all a very nice experience :)
We enjoyed the trip a lot! The hosts are very friendly and take great care of everyone, especially beginners. Thank you for the great day!
Good experience, friendly instructors, easy horses, two good hours of rides and a good meal at the end, I recommend
Picking up, riding and eating, everything was more than good. Always my pleasure