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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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Grecian Viticultural Oasis

Access was by a somewhat lengthy gravel road which put us off at first a little. But, after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RoboChris
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London
Rare varietals

Great tour and tasting! We were attracted by the fact that they’ve saved three local white... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dejtiros
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San Francisco, California
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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 1 week ago

Access was by a somewhat lengthy gravel road which put us off at first a little. But, after parking in an olive grove, we walked up to the house and joined another couple for a tour of the facilities, which commenced immediately. We were escorted...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour and tasting! We were attracted by the fact that they’ve saved three local white varietals from extinction, so we got to try some things completely new to us. For something completely unexpected, try the Dafni...first time we’d had a white with distinctly herbal...More

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

Thank you Dejtiros for your kind review. We are happy to see that you liked our herbal Dafni!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the premium wine tasting which included cheeses and appetizers which paired nicely with the wines. It was more than a wine tasting as we also got a history of grapes and wines of Crete. From white wines, red wines and barrel tasting it...More

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

Thank you Tom for this kind review. Glad you enjoyed your time in the winery!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was septic about greece wines but my wife is a sommelier and she wanted to taste these wine. I was shocked. The wines were impressive (on an international level). Anna, the Lyrarakis sommelier gave a fantastic tour through the vineyards followed by a tasting...More

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

Thank you for this kind review! To see such interest from a sceptic like you, empowers and motivates us. Your reaction is our goal!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the premium and wine tasting which icluded 8 wine tasting + meal which consists in many local cretan dishes. We had a private tour of the winery and a private wine tasting in the cellar. Everything was professionally conducted, the wine was excellent...More

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

Thank you David, we appreciate your kind review. Best wishes from Crete and hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to visit the winery without calling ahead. We were fully welcomed, and able to join a tour that had already started. We got some history of the grapes and this family business, as well as the wine-making process they employ....More

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

Thank you for visiting and reviewing us! We are really happy to see that you all enjoyed your time in the winery! We focus in creating a relaxed and nice experience for every one coming through our door (with or without reservation). We want to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lyrarakis’ winery is about a half our taxi tour from the inner city of Heraklion. The last part is on narrow dirt roads winding through a nice landscape. First, we went to a very interesting site what was an outdoor winery from the fourteen...More

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

Thank you Hans-Olof for this really kind and detailed review. We really appreciate your comments. Best wishes and regards from Crete

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located about 45 minutes from Heraklion in mid-Crete, this winery is a gem in a wonderful location. An informative tour of the cellars and vines is followed by a relaxed meal accompanied by some very good wines. We were fortunate to share our table with...More

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

Thank you David for reviewing with such kind words! We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your time in our winery! Best wishes from Crete!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good experience at Lyrarakis Winery with the prebooked wine tasting. We were only 8 person total, so it was a intimate experience. The wines were really good, and the wine expert was were good too explain the wines and their history.

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

Thank you for visiting us and reviewing us!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

It was worth to come here. The entire location is really priceless. Beautiful garden, perfect cellar and a tasting of really excellent wines. Thank you Kristina for the wine tasting.

Thank joern76870
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for nice review. We really appreciate it! We wish you all the best!

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Shane N
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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Authenti-cities
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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