Welcome to the discovery park of Amnisiades, a combination of an Equestrian Estate, a special holiday center for the well-being, a lighthouse of Cretan culture and tradition (food, arts, learning).
Situated in the center of Crete just 7km west of the urban center of Heraklion and 2km from the airport, in the coastal area of Amnissos, a place that combines the natural environment of Crete, providing easy access to organized beaches, and with a few minutes walk, you will be able to enjoy the Mediterranean sun and the sea.
Ideal for families, youngsters and people who are looking to get an acquaintance with the culture and history of one of the most ancient civilisations. Athletes or horse lovers who want high level lessons, a ride on the beach or in the mountains, people with special abilities looking for therapeutic riding will spend with us the most unforgettable holidays of their lives.
Our visitors will indulge their senses to the beauty and greatness of an important era, that of The Minoans, which remained in history as the Pinnacle of Peace and Prosperity.
Their famous capital, Knossos, is decorated with wonderful frescoes full of cheerful colours, slender, young ladies and athletic men. The labrys and the bull, which they confronted in dangerous bull-leaping rituals, are the sacred symbols of this civilization.
Enjoy the journey to their colourful world…
The facilities of the Academy are open to the public and are a multipurpose space of various possibilities. Its main activity is the Equestrian School but the visitor can walk in our lush gardens, enjoy a drink or snack at Ippikos Cafe, and if he wants to try the contact with the horses or the ponies.
On the premises you will attend riding lessons and training, you will see our horses up close and if you want you can meet the world of horses through our lessons.
Ippikos Resturant is located in the middle of our gardens, a great area in a beautiful country yard with flowers where one can enjoy cafes, snacks, and meals.
Freshly prepared meals, snacks, salads, and desserts are cooked and offered for everybody.
A unique place in a quiet environment where both adults and children can enjoy our high quality of service.