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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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You have to try the Premium Cellar Experience!

We had previously visited this winery for their standard tasting and were so impressed we decided... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alfa F
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Great wine in a stunning area with great people!

Such a great experience with the best host ever. Excellent wines in a stunning and peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Flow M
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The Lyrarakis Estate is a family winery which has been producing high quality wines since 1966 with a strong focus on rare local varieties and producing single variety wines. Surrounded by the idyllic setting of the vineyards and the Lassithi mountains we offer you the opportunity to enjoy nature and discover local varieties abd wines distinguished by the uniqueness of their origin and heritage.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“wine tasting” (31 reviews)
“food pairings” (3 reviews)
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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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+30 281 028 4614
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Reviewed yesterday

We had previously visited this winery for their standard tasting and were so impressed we decided to return and splash out on their Premium Cellar Experience. Whilst 60EUR per person may sound expensive we can promise you it was worth every cent and more. You...More

Thank Alfa F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great experience with the best host ever. Excellent wines in a stunning and peaceful area. Without any doubt I would highly recommend the place. We went there with 10 friends and had a wonderful time there. The kindness of the team is exceptional....More

Thank Flow M
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your really kind review. We appreciate your words! Best wishes from Crete

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience! My partner and I booked the private wine tasting tour. The website was upto date and easy to you for making our reservation, no up front payment required. The actual wine tour itself was relaxed and informative. A beautiful selection of wines...More

Thank Emily S
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Emily for reviewing us! We are really glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes from Crete

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the winery with Dutch friends, on a day trip out from Mirtos. We were well looked after on a tour of the vineyards, and were able to pick grapes to taste on the way around, as the harvest had been completed. We the. moved...More

Thank 168terry10
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Terry. We really appreciate your comments. May the wines be a nice companion in beautiful moments! Best form the winery

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought this as a present for my mum and a friend whilst on holiday and they loved it! They learned lots, drank quite a lot and had some delicious food. Beautiful location, easy to find and really helpful staff FYI - you NEED a...More

Thank AliceeeBradley
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Alice!

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and me have never been much into wine, only occasionally drinking a glass and only really knowing the difference between white and red. We went here on a whim and had an excellent time learning about the wine making process and tasting various...More

Thank Mark R
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mark! It was a pleasure introducing you to the mesmerizing world of wine! :) Best regards from Crete

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. With no research, yes you can still go to places without checking it out on Trip, we did not know what to expect. A drive down a stony road led us to a lovely vineyard. Great setting with good wine. We...More

Thank EyresLondon
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Eyres for your really kind words! We really appreciate it. It's great to be a part of such nice memories. I would like to thank you personally as well for your flattering comments. Hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This visit was booked as a late birthday present for myself by my relatives who live on Crete, as such was an excellent present. The tour of the vineyard was very informative with a history and explanation of the different grape varieties.We then went inside...More

Thank utalkintome
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much! Regards and wishes from Crete!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a nice time at the wine tasting, which we paired with delicious local cheeses. I appreciate how the family is trying to maintain local traditions and it is also paying off for them commercially. And the focus on sustainable agriculture is critically important!...More

Thank moodkill
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. It's really nice for us to see that your wine experience in our winery lead you to find new things that you like. Wine is an ongoing journey with so many new discoveries and destinations yet uknown....More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We actually booked a tasting at this winery based on tripadvisor reviews. However, when we arrived about 15 min. early we were ignored and when we made an inquiry were abruptly told to wait outside. As we sat outside we were then told to move...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Krista, We are deeply sorry for the incident that you described and the misunderstanding that occurred. For us, every visitor is a welcome guest and we focus on offering a full, intimate and nevertheless enjoyable wine experience, so that we can share our love...More

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168terry10
8 September 2017|
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Hello Terry, From Mirtos to Alagni it will be approx. an 1 1/2 hour drive. Best, Eva Gouvianaki Lyrarakis Wines
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JackandFood
28 June 2017|
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Response from Eva G | Property representative |
Hello JankandFood! Thank you for your question. From Elounda to Alagni (the village where our winery is located) it's approx. a 1 1/2-hour drive.Of course that depends also on the traffic that you might meet in the... More
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Danielle H
10 May 2017|
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Hello Danielle, Thank you for your interest in the winery and for your question. Unfortunately yes, you have to get back to Heraklion in order to take the bus to Alagni. Actually the bus that gets you to Alagni departs... More
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