The Riding Academy of Crete was initially founded as «Karteros Riding Centre» in 1979.

At a time when the phrase riding tourism was yet unknown in Greece and even inconceivable on Crete, Anna and Vangelis Grammatikakis started organizing riding excursions at the nearby area. Horse breeding was taking place at the same time.

In the years between 1985 and 1995 groups of 100-120 people per day were taken to daily excursions with horses and carriages.

In 1994 the centre goes on, innovatively once again, with the commencement of incoming riding tourism. With the cooperation of foreign tourist agencies, groups from Germany and the U.S.A. come to make the tour of southern Crete from Castelliana village all the way to Pachia Ammos village on horseback, a riding tour that lasted 7 days.

A vibrant multiplex since its very beginning, with horses, farm animals, school excursions, a living Christmas nativity, a tavern with amazing fresh kneaded bread, riding strolls, riding classes and so much more. This is a riding centre that has been evolving all these years, now serving as a top class riding school offering premium riding services.