Horseback Riding at Kournas Lake on Crete

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Enjoy an exciting horseback riding excursion at Kournas Lake, a favorite recreational spot in the Chania region. You’ll start the day by meeting your four-legged partner and learning a few basic horseback riding techniques. Then, get to know your animal and build trust before saddling up. 

The shallow freshwater lake is fed by two springs and is an ideal place to experience Crete's natural beauty. At Kournas Lake, savor the views as you roam through trails and along the shoreline. Feel free to get off your horse to rest or take photos.

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