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Santorini Horse Riding

Created with Sketch. Megalochori, Santorini
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Duration

2 hours

Cancellation

Up to 14 days

Group Size

7 people

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Overview

Santorini Horse Riding, is born from our long love for horses, our family has owned land and livestock in the village for 5 generations.
The creation of the horse-riding association in Megalochori reflects our love of the village and surrounding lands and a desire to maintain the heritage of the island. To share with others the amazing experience of riding a beautiful animal along ancient paths through the natural wonder of the Santorini landscape.
Santorini Horse Riding Stables is home to 20 horses, each with their unique personality and character. As responsible equine owners, all our animals receive daily attention, and are feed and kept in the cleanest, healthiest conditions.  They have access to expert veterinary assistance 24/7 and they could not be more lovedOur trained instructor-guides will match you to a horse that will suit you and your riding experience, they live and work with the horses 365 days of the year. They have a strong bond with their animals based on respect and trust and we kindly ask you to also show a respectful attitude to your chosen horse and the guides.Santorini Horse Riding provides you the necessary equestrian equipment to ensure your physical safety. Also, if you are inexperienced rider before riding, we provide basic training and orientation needed.  For each tour, there will be a guide – instructor who is going to direct you and ensure the smooth operation of the tour.If you visit our stables you will meet personally with Nikos and Janet – who own and manage the company, or you will be in touch with them online. And most probably you will find their son, the small Manolis as riding his lovely pony.
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Explore this wonderful Megalochori village
Explore this wonderful Megalochori village
Megalochori is one of the most traditional and preserved picturesque villages on the island.

Megalochori, a traditional village which is virtually untouched by tourism, offers to its guests’ unique experiences of picturesque landscapes and tradition, with the traditional taverns and the imposing arch of the church.

This village is a historic wine-producing village, famous on the island for its sweeping vineyards down to the sea. For centuries the ancients grew their grapes and harvested them in this authentic Santorini village. Leaving the stables, we ride through the cobble streets of the picturesque village, with the stone dwellings and white-washed walls. We ride to the heart of Megalochori, allowing you to experience the everyday life of the traditional village our stables is set in.
The ride continues through the village into the surrounding vineyards where you will experience the beauty of the pristine countryside and the precious vines, and your instructor-guide will tell you about the history. During the ride commemorative photos will be taken of you and your horse, capturing your memorable experiences at all the best places.
DURATION - 1 HOUR
COST - €50
SKILL - COMFORT
Horse Riding to the Black Sandy Beach (Eros)
Horse Riding to the Black Sandy Beach (Eros)
Ride a horse in a beautiful beach
Many of us have glimpsed photos or films with people riding along a beautiful beach.

Ride a horse on a beautiful Eros beach in the untouched nature in the south of the island.

Starting at the stables in Megalochori, ride along the paths of the vineyards and see their traditional layout, and along the south trails that lead to the secluded Eros Beach. These paths were created by the great eruption, which formed the island. As you ride you will see small gorges and ravines carved into the volcanic rock and can marvel at the unique Santorini landscape.

At the end of the route you reach Eros beach, a long black beach with impressive rock formation cliffs as a backdrop. Ride along the beach and then head to the top of the hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the beach and the trails. During the ride commemorative photos will be taken of you and your horse, capturing your memorable experiences at all the best places.
DURATION - 2 HOUR
COST - 90€
SKILL - COMFORT
Horse Riding on the Caldera Cliƒƒ
Horse Riding on the Caldera Cliƒƒ
Explore the amazing Caldera side of Megalochori village
Carved by lava is the side facing the volcanic crater and the steep cliffs which offer a highly impressive view.

Starting at the stables in Megalochori, ride along the paths of the traditional village, out toward the caldera cliff. Carved by lava, the famous Caldera, the cliffside along the volcanic crater. Impressive for the amazing views and the steep cliffs. Ride along the rim of the caldera, see the ravines and gorges created by the eruption thousands of years ago.

From the clifftop admire the amazing sunset, or the morning sunlight sparkling on the water, this ride celebrates nature in all its glory. You will also visit an ancient quarry carved into the cliffside, so you can view the different layers of stone that make the island’s geology unique. Your instructor-guide will show you remains of the Minoan civilization that were here 3500+ years ago.

During the ride commemorative photos will be taken of you and your horse, capturing your memorable experiences at all the best places.
DURATION - 2 HOUR
COST - 90€
SKILL - COMFORT
Safari for Experienced Riders
Safari for Experienced Riders
Feel free and ride like a professional
This tour is for riders who have ridden frequently before and are confident horse riders, with a suitable physical level for this kind of energetic ride.

Starting at the stables in Megalochori, ride along the paths of the vineyards and continue down to Eros beach. Ride along the beach and then up into the canyons and ravines behind the coastline.

Following the ancient trails to the cliffside top, with panoramic views of the whole caldera basin and the volcano. Marvel at the best views on the island from the exclusive comfort of your horse.
DURATION - 2.5 HOUR
COST - 120€
SKILL- COMFORT
Exclusive Romantic Horse Riding Tour
Exclusive Romantic Horse Riding Tour
Feel free and make the big step
Are you celebrating an anniversary or birthday, or maybe you want to propose to your loved one?

We have a specially designed romantic tour for just the 2 of you. Just choose from:

Caldera Cliffside Tour or Eros Beach Tour.

With the horses and the guide, the 2 of you will ride on your chosen route, with the stunning views and unique landscape features.

At the end of the ride the staff set up a professional restaurant table for 2 all in white. You are served hand-made local finger food and the famous Vinsanto sweet local wine. You can email us your requests for additional food or beverages and other extras.

The staff will discreetly leave you to eat in romantic intimacy just the 2 of you and after your meal will be driven back to your hotel or villa.

Photos are taken using your camera/phone and a professional photographer can be arranged at an extra charge.
DURATION - 2.5 HOUR
COST - 300€
SKILL- COMFORT
Horse Riding and Local Wine-Meal Tasting
Horse Riding and Local Wine-Meal Tasting
Enjoy the real taste of Santorini
Combine the any of the magical riding experience (Traditional Wine Village, Caldera Cliff or Black Sandy Beach) with local wine and meal tasting.

*IN THE MENU CAN BE LITTLE BIT OF CHANGES


After the completion of horse riding we will take you an amazing spots on the caldera of Megalochori where you will have your nice table with amazing view of the Volcano and the surrounding islands. The sommelier will offer your different unique local wines to taste and at the same time will describe to you their history.

Then you will taste the variety of our local dishes that they are going to leave you a unique taste experience. Below you will find the available platter*:

Dolmadakia, Santorininan fava, Tomato Fritters, Marinated Sardines, Selection of three kind of Cheese and three cold cuts, bread sticks, Tomato Paste, Burley Rasks.

Included/Excluded

  • Riding equipment - We provide helmets and chaps, and we use western leather saddles or English Trail saddles.
  • Drinks - Cold water is provided at the stables.
  • Photographer - Free photos will be taken (using your phone/camera) to capture your unforgettable experience or upon request, a professional photographer can be hired.
  • Transfer - Upon request for a modes extra fee we provide transportation to and from your hotel and the stables.

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Created with Sketch. Megalochori, Santorini

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