My Ag. Konstandinos horse trek is the most popular of my short treks. You'll experience riding up to the monastery through the countryside with me pointing out places of interest along the way. At the top, you can look down and see the whole of Hydra laid out for you. I take photos of you riding along the way, but you'll enjoy taking bird's eye photos of your own too. The route down is through the town which means you get to see the pretty architecture of Hydra too. This trek is ideal for young children or adults, beginners or experienced riders.
BS safety riding hats (children and adult sizes), Child stirrups ( for little legs), First aid kit & emergency water.
I started riding lessons when I was 3. I'm English and came to Hydra with my Mum on holiday when I was 10 in 2000. We loved it, so we stayed. I was educated on Hydra and so I am fluent in Greek. After graduating from Hydra High School, I joined the British Army for 3 years. I returned to Hydra and launched Harriet's Hydra Horses in 2014 so I could incorporate my love of Hydra's outdoors and work with horses. My horses are my pets and family. They work hard, especially in the summer, so I rest them in shade with water and a bit of food between treks ensuring that they are as happy as my riders.
As we ride up the zig-zag road you will look down at the area called the 'bridges & ponds' that were built circa 1800. Then we will pass the Ag. Fotini Monastery & town cemetery. In the next valley, you'll be able to see Kala Pigadi (good wells), then through the pine forest up to Ag. Konstandinos. From here you can see the Peloponnese mainland & Dokos. And on the way down, you'll see the Kondouriotis Mansion and quite a few other notable places.
8月26日 月曜日 08:00～10:00
My horses are nimble and sure-footed but they are not huge. They cannot carry someone who weighs more than 90 kilos. I walk beside first-time riders to reassure them and give instructions all the way.
Hydra Introduction by Horse Trek