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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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Exceptional experience, outstanding wine and an incredible host - a "must visit" when you are in Crete.

We spent the most fantastic afternoon at Lyrarakis Winery for our wedding anniversary. Anna, our... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
AlexStagogiannis
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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 24 July 2017
Tom S
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Addison, Illinois
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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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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We spent the most fantastic afternoon at Lyrarakis Winery for our wedding anniversary. Anna, our sommelière and guide was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and patient with us, particularly with our two children as she made us all feel exceptionally welcome. I have to say that I...More

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Eva G, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you Alex for such a kind review! We would love to host you again in the future. Best wishes!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

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

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 🙂

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

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 15 July 2017 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 17 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 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 12 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

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

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Eva G, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

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!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 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

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

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 13 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 17 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.

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

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

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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

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Authenti-cities
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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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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