Horse riding in Kefalonia
If you enjoy horse riding, the Greek weather, communing with nature, varied scenery and good food, a visit to our horse riding stables in Sami is long overdue. You will ride our well trained, sure footed Haflinger Horses who are specially selected for their temperament, safe trail and other equestrian activities.
All riding tours and lessons are personally supervised by the owner, a qualified F.N. German Horse Riding Teacher. We offer a variety of horse riding activities, catering for beginners, experienced riders young and old. We have Western, English and Trekking saddles for the different equestrian activities. This is your chance to ride with these fine horses in a very interesting, varied and diversified environment at very reasonable prices.
Guest House Facilities:
Our Guest House is in Koulourata, 6 km south of Sami on the Poros road and 1 kilometer from the Stables. All riding participants without transport who stay at our guest house are transported between the two venues free of charge. The guest hose is situated in spacious grounds surrounded by olive and fruit trees overlooking the majestic mount Ainos, raising to a height of 1628 meters.
All rooms have twin beds, shower, toilet and wash hand basin en suite and central heating for the winter. There is a large fully equipped kitchen for the use of those who opt for the self catering programme. There is an outdoor terrace and barbeque facility for the use of our guests
Our horse riding programms in Kefalonia
PROGRAMME 1 • 1 hour 25€
1st possibility: We ride up to the mountains and into the countryside and pass olive- and fruitplantage.
2nd possibility: We ride through a forest to a plateau. We have a fantastic view over Sami Bay and to the islands Ithaka and Lefkada.
PROGRAMME 2 • 1½ hours (35€) or 2 hours (45€)
We ride through an old donkey trail to an old village where there is a wine place, we visit another village ruined by the 1953 earthquake and we enjoy the beautiful view over Ithaka and Lefkas.
PROGRAMME 3 • 3 hours 60€
1st possibility: We clime up in the mountains until 100mtr. high to 2000-3000years old olive trees with a breast braving view over the island Ithaky and Lefkada until the Main land and the bay off sami!
2nd possibility: We go to the monastery Fanentes up to the mountain with a fantastic view over Lefkas and Ithaka.
3 possibility: This ride will bring you to 4 old villages from the earthquake broken with a great view over the valley and the Cyprus three forest ! We pass again some old historic buildings and you will get a feeling how was living the Greeks before 300 years until the big earthquake 1953!
PROGRAMME 4 • 4 hours 80€
1st possibility: We ride up to the mountain and then down to the sea for a break. We ride with the horses in the see and only if you are” very experience rider “ you can swim a round with your horse . After that we go back to the stable through a big olive plantation in the valley . We continue the old donkey trail next of a riverbed with some beautiful old historic buildings and a bridge from seventeen century!
2nd possibility: We ride in the countryside and we clime up again with horses to an old village from the earthquake broken ! Again you have a great view over the valley around the area ! On this ride you look the beauty from countryside a other side of Kefalonia !
PROGRAMME 5 • 2-day-trip: 8 hours riding incl. food 200€
This Trip bring us to an old riverbed, an old olivgrouve and we will pass two old ruined village from the earthquake (Filmplace Capitain corellis) In one of these places we will have a picnic. From there we continue high up in the mountains and stay over night in tents or sleep under the sky and have a candlelight dinner with house wine. The next day on the way back to the stable we will pass by the sea and we continue the way up through the mountains and have a wonderful view to the country- and seaside.
Also we can change the ride and to go to a monastery and after to an beautiful beach .where we go swimming with the horses and we sleep on the beach ! On a campfire we make our BBQ!
This Program is only in April, May, September and October
PROGRAMME 6 • 7 hours riding incl. picnic 130€
Day trip to the old village Karavomilos and to Poulata to a 500 years old Farm with a Family church build from Cyprus wood !
There we get a Picnic and house wine and a test from self-made Zipero
This Program is only in April May September and October