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Lyrarakis Winery

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Beautiful Winery

We love wine. When we saw that our cruise was stopping in Heraklion (Crete) we knew we had to find... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
tolopez
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Kansas City, Missouri
A Beautiful Setting and Delicious Wines

We arrived late for a scheduled tour because we followed Google Maps and it took us up a very bumpy... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
BriAllen238
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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...more
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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

We love wine. When we saw that our cruise was stopping in Heraklion (Crete) we knew we had to find a way to Lyrarakis. So after some research, I reached out to the winery. They were very responsive, and I booked a tasting with some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tolopez
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We really glad that you enjoyed your time in our winery!

Reviewed 22 October 2018

We arrived late for a scheduled tour because we followed Google Maps and it took us up a very bumpy private road, but they were still willing to welcome us for a tasting. The tasting included a good variety of wines and we enjoyed several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BriAllen238
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for reviewing us!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

After arrival in Heraklion by plane, we had a short afternoon available and we decided to visit this winery for a short wine tasting (4 glasses) accompanied with traditional local cheese and other small plates. Food, explanation and presentation of their wines was very good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The tour starts off with a bit of history and a brief look at the cellars and vineyards with some explanation. Questions were answered with a decent level of understanding and detail. Then comes the tasting. I can highly recommend that you purchase at least...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William R
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you William for reviewing us with such nice words! We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit. For any future visitors interested to visit as well, we suggest checking our website for all the information regarding the wine- tasting and food packages that...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We rented a car from a local company at the airport in Heraklion and drove out to Knossos for the morning and then out to our reservation for wine tasting and lunch at Lyrarakis. It was a beautiful drive and we really enjoyed the wines...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank timnov
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for reviewing us. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit! Best wishes from Crete

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We decide to get the bus from Heraklion which only took about 45 minutes and then a short walk to the winery, which was a beautiful one, we arrived very early to ensure we were not late and were greeting with such a friendly greeting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scarlett H
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear Scarlett, Your comments are so kind and rewarding. Thank you so much. We are really passionate about what we do and we are really happy to see people getting excited with what we show them. Many wishes from Crete and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We booked the wine tasting with kerasma menu (eight meze) and couldn't have been happier. The wines were superb, and the food was some of the best we had in Crete. "Meze" is an understatement - we could barely finish the final lamb course and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you Kristen for sharing your experience with us! We are happy that you liked both the wines and the food. Wish you all the best!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

I had a really memorable experience here in August. The tasting was first class, with a great assortment of wines and a really informative presentation. I arrived early for the tour and was offered a complimentary glass of wine while I waited -- such hospitality!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikehotelkilo
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your review! Yes indeed, a stop to Knossos would be really nice and the bus is really convenient from there. For any future visitors interested in taking the bus, we suggest checking the bus timetable for both ways (to go and return)...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We have enjoyed our first taste of Cretan wines whilst here on holiday so thought we would look for a vineyard tour, this lived up to and exceeded our expectations. After a little research we decided on Lyrarakis. We were going to pre book but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate your comments 😃

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This place is way off the beaten path so taking a winery tour as we did is highly recommended unless you are very familiar with the area. The vineyards were nicely laid out. We walked through a bit and the various grape varietals were explained...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for visiting and reviewing us!

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544shanen
30 May 2018|
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Response from Eva G | Property representative |
Hello Shane, In order to reach our winery,without driving, you have two transportation options. The first one in by bus. You will have to take a bus from Heraklion's central bus station. The line you will need to take in... More
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Authenticities
4 February 2018|
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Hello, Yes indeed, in order to reach us with public transportation, you'll need to reach Heraklion first and then take another bus to Alagni (the line towards Arkalochori). Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from... 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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