Certainly I can recommend riding at a carefully selected riding centre in either the UK or Spain - but why Greece? You must have a reason.
If I personally do a horse holiday again it would be to Portugal
to find a Lusitano stallion for my Irish Draft mare.
Or maybe I might look for somewhere to stay and ride down in the south of France
Then there is Italy
where they have some superb Italian horse breeds and Lippizer is just across the border.
they might teach me some dressage - although they would probably put me in the kindergarten class and shout at a mere Englishman.
Or in Holland
, where every Dutch person speaks English but they all do dressage
Or one might be adventurous and ask a couple of the members of this forum as to where to go in Lithuania or Poland
, where there are very strong horsey culture as indeed there is in Russia.
But Greece? Xenophon is long dead.
Mind you Greece
would be a good place to go scuba diving;
Mmm- and it will be cheap in view of the Euro crisis;
Mmm- the sun will shine;
Mmm- the sea is blue;
On the other hand anyone who calls Retsina a wine must live on another planet; and they smother tasty British lamb with lemon juice; and the men dance together with their hands in the air. I am simply not sure about Greece.
Remember to go on a riding holiday, on an unknown horse, in a foreign country, with an organisation blessed with varying managment skills and certainly differing traditions regarding horses, calls for significant confidence on the part of the visiting rider. On the first day, they present you with a horse which you have to ride out even if you are a little nervous about the way it is waving its tail about, snorting and slobbering.
Mmm - Maybe I should write an article about trying to make sure you find the right riding establishment.