Be guided by experienced and passionate staff. Patience, humour and horse knowledge help put riders at ease.
Our tours combines mountain and sea. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you ride.
Catered for every kind of rider. New, novice and experienced. With special discounts for groups.
Learn the basics of riding a horse with easy and clear instructions before and on your ride.
All our horses are friendly, good tempered and are trained by us .
Find us at the tourist axis "Hersonissos-Stalis-Malia", in one of the most touristic areas of Greece.
Amaraillis stables is located on the tourist axis "Hersonissos-Stalis-Malia" at an elevation of 46 meters. It has approximately 10 (depending on the season) indigenous horses that are familiar with both the immediate surrounding area but also with the longer routes to Mochos.
Mountain trails and dirt roads will take you from 46 meters to 400 meters above sea level and from November to April you can also ride on the beach if you wish. You'll get to know the wild, untamed beauty of Crete, riding native Georgalidika horses on hidden trails and ancient paths, between olive groves and our small lake. You will also enjoy the view of the island from up high and just before you return using other, smaller trails, you will make a short stop at the beautiful town square of Mochos.
The short routes take about 1,5 hours to travel and are usually done in the morning and afternoon, while the trip to Mochos takes around 6 hours and is done during morning hours only. The idea for the creation of the stable started of course with the love of Nikos Stefanakis for animals.
My grandfather once had a mule. As a boy from the city, all my childhood vacations in the village started and ended with that animal...
During the ride we pass through the village of Stalis where we have the opportunity to see a bit of the vibrant, energetic atmosphere of the region, along with its sights. From November to April we can also take a ride on the beach of Stalis. Afterwards we return to the stables.
During the trip we will traverse mountain trails and ancient paths that will take us from 46 meters to 400 meters above sea level where we can enjoy the view of the island from above. Finally we make a short stop at the town square before we start the trip home.