The island of Kos is a nature lover’s lucid dream come true. For visitors who enjoy equestrian experiences, there’s local farms and horseback riding academies with programs to suit riders at every skill level. Riding the hills, villages, and beaches of Kos you’ll create sparkling memories to carry home and to last a lifetime.
Whether you imagine riding a deserted beach on horseback, or if your equine vision is learning to ride on a horse farm, Kos has the key to your heart’s desire. Kos is home to several farms and stables, many of which offering tours tailored to the guest. Not far from Astir Odysseus, you’ll find the Salt Lake Stables, run by Yannis and Gina Daoulas. They offer horseback riding tours around Lake Alikis and on the beach. Some of their custom tours take the riders through the Mastichari sand dunes. Little equestrians can enjoy pony rides, and the most adventurous can even swim with the horses or take a night ride under the moonlight.
Another local company called Rafael’s, offers horseback riding tours in the village of Kardamena. At this stable, expert riding coaches help beginners and experienced equestrians get the most out of Kos’ unbelievable nature and trails. Swimming with horses in the sea is another favorite tour offered by these stables. Rafael’s even offers romantic tours, and many couples have used their services to celebrate their wedding with a ride in the sunset or for wedding photography.
Other ride centers offer unique values like sessions for disabled children, carriage rides, mountain riding, and more. For instance, Alfa-Horse has riding trips up idyllic slopes of Mount Dikeos, and special rides for children with disabilities. The Erikas Horse Farm in Marmari, not far from the Marinos Marine Center, also has therapeutic riding sessions. And the Veroutas Family Farm between Marmari and Tigaki, even offers nighttime carriage rides.
As you can see, if equestrianism is your hobby or simply something you want to try when you vacation on Kos, you have enough to choose from. You can also ask the guest service representatives at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa to organize a tour for you.