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Explore Marathon area on Horseback

Marathonas, GreecePart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Έμμα

2 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Depending on your experience with horses and horse riding level will choose a horse for you that is suitable and will make the experience both safe and fan for you. We will start by giving you some time to meet your partner first on the ground. Grooming and preparing the horses for the ride is part of the experience and a nice way for rider and horse to get to know its other. For the complete beginners is also a good start so we can say few things about the horses and their behaviour. When ready will mount first in an enclosed area where beginners or nervous riders will get full instructions and guidance on basic horse riding skills before the trail. For those with experience we just have to test your experience before head out for our trail ride to secure that your level matches the paces we are going to follow on the ride. This leisure guided trail ride lasts aprox 1 hour and 30 min.and explores the paths around the mountain of Penteli in Attiki. You will get the chance to ride through beautiful olive and Pine trees ,hidden paths and dust roads exploring nature outside the city of Athens while enjoying the company of our horses and dogs that always follow our rides :) For your notice , due to hard ground and difficulty of terrain most ride is at walk ,though for more experience riders will get the chance for some short trot and canter up the hills :)
Other things to note
The experience can vary from 2 hours to 2:30 hours depending on the size of the group and your experience with horses, there are available hours between 8:30 in the morning till 8:30 in the evening, please contact me to inform you for availability and timetables.
Depending on your experience with horses and horse riding level will choose a horse for you that is suitable and will make the experience both safe and fan for you. We will start by giving you some time to meet your partner first on the ground. Grooming and preparing the horses for the ride is part of the experience and a nice way for rider and horse to get to know its other. For the complete beginners is also a good start so we can say few thi…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    You can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea after the ride in the yard with the be...
  • Transportation
    If you don't have your own transport we can arrange it for you.
  • Equipment
    We offer horse riding helmets and body protectors at all sizes for children...
From $68
/ person
Thu, Dec 24
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$68 per person
$68 per person
Fri, Dec 25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$68 per person
$68 per person
Sat, Dec 26
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$68 per person
$68 per person

Meet your host, Έμμα

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 36 Reviews
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I am a passionate person about horses , horse riding and nature! I have been around horses through most of my life and worked professionally as a horse riding instructor the past 12 years. I also work as a horse trainer and trail ride guide! Through the years I have done many different things ,from sport riding ( mostly show jumping ) to tour leader on big trail rides in Ireland and Greece and also braking and training youngsters. But what I love most is being with horses out in nature exploring new paths, get nice views and feel closer to what I believe is the nature of the horse.
I am a passionate person about horses , horse riding and nature! I have been around horses through most of my life and worked professionally as a horse riding instructor the past 12 years. I also work as a horse trainer and trail ride guide! Through the years I have done many different things ,from sport riding ( mostly show jumping ) to tour leader on big trail rides in Ireland and Greece and also braking and training youngsters. But what I love most is being with horses out in nature exploring…
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Where you'll be

The trail takes us around hidden paths and dust roads on the mountain of Penteli . At the start we will pass through the agricultural area of Marathonas and head towards the East-North bank of the mountain Penteli where will get the chance to have some great panoramic views of the Historical Marathon Harbour, the Aegean sea and the Island of Evia. before start descending from a different path back to the valley and the Farm.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Ariadne & Lydia
July 2020
This experience was a birthday gift for my thirteen years old niece which she, her sister and I thoroughly enjoyed. Prior communication with Emma was welcoming, solid, friendly and clear. Once we arrived, we were welcomed amicably. We were introduced to the project and the horses right away by visiting the paddock. Upon introduction to the horses, Emma made sure the girls become comfortable and confident with the horses and briefed them on safety and explained nature and needs of the animals. Because I have had some years of experience with horses, I took a back seat and enjoyed the ride :) Then the horses were fetched and we got to clean and prepare them for the ride under attentive and helpful supervision. Before we left the vicinities, the girls were given basic instructions with the focus on their and the horses’ safety. Then we went on our ride which required us to go on a very little frequented village road. As long as we were on the road, somebody from Emma’s team was walking alongside each horse to help the girls with familiarization. I was especially happy about this because I could feel the concern for safety, the horses’ as well as the riders. We then got to ride the horses up the mountain which offered beautiful views of the landscape and scenery around. Emma’s friend Electra who was guiding us provided lots of information on the horses, their nature, horseback riding, and the area. I was very content because the girls and I could learn a lot while enjoying the contact with the horses and gain confidence. Upon return, Emma had cold water and juice for us. Again, together we took care of the horses and then they were let out to the paddock and it was feeding time. I also like how Emma gave little jobs to the girls in order to build their confidence. All in all, I very much recommend this experience if you would like to do a horseback riding experience with safe horses under the safe supervision of a caring team of committed people. Thank you dear Emma, we truly enjoyed getting to know you and your project and the horses while learning so much. The girls were glowing with joy :)
This experience was a birthday gift for my thirteen years old niece which she, her sister and I thoroughly enjoyed. Prior communication with Emma was welcoming, solid, friendly an…
Nicolai
March 2020
Amazing experience! We had one of the best days at emmas place! You can really see the love and care she gives to the horses. The landscape where we were riding the horse was amazing! Highly recommended experience 🙌🏼
Erica
January 2020
This is a great experience. Emma and her husband, Nicola, really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and like you are experiencing their life, if only for a few hours. The trail is beautiful, and challenging, so you won’t get bored! Emma and Nicola also picked us up from the train station, so getting there from central Athens is very easy. The horses are beautiful, and each one is unique with its own personality. The whole experience was amazing, and we left feeling like we had new friends! I definitely recommend this trip, and cannot thank Emma and Nicola enough!
This is a great experience. Emma and her husband, Nicola, really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and like you are experiencing their life, if only for a few hours. Th…
Eva
October 2019
Emma hat sich wirklich um alles gut gekümmert. Wir hatten ein paar "Details" zu klären - Sie hat das alles super in unserm Sinne gemacht. Es war ein schöner Ausflug zum Strand. Ausrüstung war vorhanden und selbst die Kinder fühlten sich absolut sicher und genossen das Erlebnis. DANKE
Emma hat sich wirklich um alles gut gekümmert. Wir hatten ein paar "Details" zu klären - Sie hat das alles super in unserm Sinne gemacht. Es war ein schöner Ausflug zum Strand. Aus…
Sarah
October 2019
Emma was a great host and very accommodating with us! She took the time to help my friend get a basic understanding of riding horses before starting our tour. Emma clearly loves what she does and loves her horses very much. It was nice to spend a few hours outside the city and walk through the olive trees and be around the horses!
Emma was a great host and very accommodating with us! She took the time to help my friend get a basic understanding of riding horses before starting our tour. Emma clearly loves wh…
Pik
September 2019
Emma was passionate instructor👍🏻.She was thoughtful and guide us throughout the whole process. This experience will lead you learn some basic knowledge about taking care the horses and basic riding s.Most importantly Emma taught us build rapport with the horse.The riding path is totally stunning view which words couldn’t describe it.Good for adrenaline junkie and nature lover.
Emma was passionate instructor👍🏻.She was thoughtful and guide us throughout the whole process. This experience will lead you learn some basic knowledge about taking care the hors…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

riding pants additionaly long trousers even in a hot summers day

horse riding boots or half chaps additionally hiking type shoes