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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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Greeks love to drink

While in Crete, there are many wineries to choose from. I selected this one because it had good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom S
,
Addison, Illinois
Had the most amazing day of our holiday

We came to Lyrarakis winery and did the Minoan experience, we had such a good day with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sidekickdmr
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Devon, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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+30 281 028 4614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While in Crete, there are many wineries to choose from. I selected this one because it had good reviews. We were not disappointed. Took our kids for their first wine tasting (since they were of legal age in Greece). Had a nice time and purchased...More

Thank Tom S
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Tom for taking the time to review us. Regards from Crete.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Lyrarakis winery and did the Minoan experience, we had such a good day with the archaeologist and the wine sommelier and we were made to feel like VIP's, would recommend it to anyone 🙂

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

Thank you Sidekickdmr, your words are more than flattering. You "having the most amazing day of your holiday" in our winery is a great reward for us. Best wishes and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lyrakis winery is located 25 km from Heraklion. Easy road to find this place. Proper good wines was served by the cosy and friendly women owner. Also she full explain history of each other grape and wine. Fantastic place. Worth any penny if someone want...More

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

Thank you very much for visiting us and taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this on TripAdvisor and I'm glad we decided to try it. Our tour guide (Eva) was great. You could tell she really knew her stuff and wasn't simply working off a script. Everyone at the winery was really hospitable. I was expecting it...More

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Eva G, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you TripEnthusiast for taking the time to review us. Your kind words and nice review are really appreciated. Hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes and regards from Crete

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Areta gave us a wonderful tour of the property and information about the vineyards and winery. We had an amazing tasting, we also added a cheese pairing to the tasting. It was all fantastic - we had the loveliest afternoon at this spot and it...More

Thank Anne H
Eva G, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Anne for your review! We are really glad that you enjoyed your afternoon in our winery and that you liked the indigenous varieties of Crete! We wish you the best!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of a self guided wine tour of Crete. Easy to access with Google maps, and the well marked tourism signs. Emailed in advanced about needing a vegetarian option for food pairing and they were more than accommodating. But what was outstanding...More

Thank Erin M
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Erin for your kind review and nice words. We are really glad that you enjoyed the native Cretan varieties. If you are interested in finding our wines in the US, please contact us so that we can give you more detailed information. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lyrarakis Winery is about a 25 minute drive from downtown Heraklion and totally worth the drive. The scenery is beautiful, like something out of a movie. The staff is professional and knowledgeable, but not overly friendly. They were very generous with wine samples before the...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jacob for taking the time to review us! We are happy to see that you enjoyed both the wine and the food!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

This was a fantastic winery to visit. We had the wine tasting essentially to ourselves. The staff was very friendly. The tour was informative and the tasting pours were generous. The wine was good. The property itself is beautiful and scenic. I would highly recommend.

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

Thank you Adam, your kind words are really rewarding. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes from Crete

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

What a location! This place is beautiful and well worth the drive out. We arrived at 545pm (too late for the tour the last one is at 5pm!) But we we're welcomed in and made to feel part of the ongoing tasting session. The wine...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for reviewing us. It's really nice to see that you've enjoyed your time in the winery, even though you didn't catch our last tour. It is our honor to welcome every visitor and offer the best that we can. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

WOW During our one week holiday on Crete we have visited two Winery, and we have to say that Lyrarakis was brillant, very nice athmospere (at the beginning we have got glass of sparking wine, and our son got glas of fresh grape juice), very...More

Thank Bartosz C
Eva_gvnk, Guest Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you Bartosz for your kind words! We are really glad that you all enjoyed your time in the winery. Hope to see you again in the future! (PS. Don't even mention the frame. It was nothing. :) )

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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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Sidekickdmr
10 May 2017|
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Dear Sidekickdmr, You are going to taste 6 really tasty wines, that we wish you'll enjoy. For your tasting you'd be given a wine tasting spittoon to use if you want, so that you can enjoy the wine's wealth of aromas and... More
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