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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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If you choose Crete for your vacations, you can't spend some hours tasting their wines ! I suggest... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Elisa P
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Florence, Italy
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Local grapes with long histories

This vineyard tour & wine tasting combination gave us a great introduction to Cretan varietals... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Creschendo
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Sydney, Australia
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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 - 19:00
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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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+30 281 028 4614
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

If you choose Crete for your vacations, you can't spend some hours tasting their wines ! I suggest to everybody to visit this winery ! Lovely place, kindly people and really good wines ! A special thanks to Anna for her smile and her passion...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Elisa and Diego thank you very much for this lovely review. Hope to meet you again in the future! Best wishes

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This vineyard tour & wine tasting combination gave us a great introduction to Cretan varietals, including some that were almost extinct. We particularly enjoyed the Plyto and Dafni wines and Anna’s explanation of the history of these grapes and the work done by the Lyrarakis...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for your review Ric H!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A pleasant wine tasting of excellent wines. Anna Sofoulaki provided a very professional and informative explanation of the winery's history and wines produced. Highly recommend.

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you Barbara for taking the time to review us. Wishes from Crete!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We weren't sure what to expect. On a whim, we drove to the winery (a pretty drive through the vineyards). We hadn't booked. They invited us to join a tour in progress. The tour was casual and friendly. We have studied wines over the years,...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you George and Stella. We are really happy to see that you enjoyed both the wines and the experience in our winery! We do appreciate your comments very much. Just for your information, our wines are available both in the UK and the US....More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Excellent tour & wine tasting with knowledgeable person....beautiful grounds...enjoyable walking around...we tasted about 7 excellent wines..well worth the visit

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for letting us know about your experience. Best wishes from Crete!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Lovely, gentle vines and very knowledgeable, friendly and charming employees. The location is gorgeous with a view of the taller hills on Crete. There isn't much of a tourable building, the place reflects the modern way of harvesting wine, but the eloquent, thorough and engrossing...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for this kind review. Your comments are much appreciated! Best wishes for a happy 2018! Lyrarakis Team

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Very good winery. We tasted 7 wines. Especially I like sparkling wine Zazazu and Malvasia wine.They also have one wine which got gold medal. Nice property and wineyard.

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you dear Muduke for your review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the wines in the winery! About the medals that our wines have earned, you can check them all in our website. Best wishes from Crete,

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We made a spontaneous decision to visit Lyrarakis Winery for a tour and tasting during our recent holiday on Crete. We did not book ahead; since the website advertises tours throughout the day, it did not seem compulsory. We arrived about 45 minutes before the...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Rrseymour, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your comments are really important to us and much appreciated since you help us improve and become better. We are really sorry to see that your wine experience in our winery did not meet...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Tour consists of a walk through the vineyards, a talk of the cellar then a sit down tasting experience. We went for the €16 experience and we tried approximately 7/8 wines and four great tasters of local cuisine. There was certainly enough food for the...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Hamilton thank you for reviewing us. Best regards from Crete

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you very much for your really kind review. We are more than happy to see that you enjoyed your time in the winery and it was a pleasure meeting you both. Hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes from Lyrarakis team

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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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3 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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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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