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The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea and is defined by a high mountain range running west to east in the centre of the island. High mountain passes and fertile plateaux descend into deep gorges and then give way to white beaches and turquoise seas.

Crete is a popular tourist destination yet retains its unique character and rich mythology associated with the ancient Greek Gods and the Minoan civilisation. Holding a strategic position between three continents, Crete boasts a colourful history and evidence remains of the many cultures that have influenced Crete from the famous Minoan Palace of Knossos and Venetian labyrinths to medieval castles, Renaissance mansions, Ottoman mosques and Byzantine monasteries.


Crete - Lassithi Trek

A trail ride through the Dikti Mountain Range to the Cretan south coast.

Experience Level
  • Open Mar-Jun, Sep-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
Price from £1,012.99 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Crete - Sun and Riding

Situated on a hillside overlooking Aposelemis Lake, Velani Country Hotel is an ideal place from which to explore the island. This rural area, dotted with olive trees, Kermes oak forest and small villages, gives plenty of space for endless riding, and comfort for relaxing.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
Price from £268.94 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )