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“Great wine in a stunning area with great people!”
Review of Lyrarakis Winery

Lyrarakis Winery
Ranked #3 of 91 things to do in Heraklion
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Such a great experience with the best host ever. Excellent wines in a stunning and peaceful area.
Without any doubt I would highly recommend the place. We went there with 10 friends and had a wonderful time there. The kindness of the team is exceptional.

Superbe expérience dans ce domaine. Une visite qui mêle histoire et bon vins. La dégustation s accompagne d amuse bouches. Je laisse chacun se faire son avis sur le vins mais dans la globalité ils sont très interessant et change des vins que l’on connais en France.

Thank Flow M
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you very much for your really kind review. We appreciate your words!

Best wishes from Crete

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience! My partner and I booked the private wine tasting tour. The website was upto date and easy to you for making our reservation, no up front payment required. The actual wine tour itself was relaxed and informative. A beautiful selection of wines tasted, two directly from the barrel. The different wines were paired with local Greek dishes, all which were well presented and full of flavour. A must, good value for money, passionate staff and of course fantastic Crete wines and food!

Thank Emily S
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you Emily for reviewing us!
We are really glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Best wishes from Crete

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the winery with Dutch friends, on a day trip out from Mirtos. We were well looked after on a tour of the vineyards, and were able to pick grapes to taste on the way around, as the harvest had been completed. We the. moved onto the wine tasting, which consisted of three whites, four red wines, a rose, a sparkling wine, and a dessert wine. The wine quality was fantastic, and I particularly liked the red wines, and one in particular which was priced at 35 €, but was awesome.The lady who provided the tasting and all the staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Bought two bottles of the red wine and looking forward to drinking them, and finding these wines in the UK. We did purchase the Dafni white wine in M & S in the UK a few weeks ago which caused me to research the winery. A must to visit when in this area, 10 out of 10.

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

Thank you Terry. We really appreciate your comments.

May the wines be a nice companion in beautiful moments! Best form the winery

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I bought this as a present for my mum and a friend whilst on holiday and they loved it!
They learned lots, drank quite a lot and had some delicious food.
Beautiful location, easy to find and really helpful staff

FYI - you NEED a car!!!

Thank AliceeeBradley
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you Alice!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and me have never been much into wine, only occasionally drinking a glass and only really knowing the difference between white and red. We went here on a whim and had an excellent time learning about the wine making process and tasting various wines for a very low price.

Thank Mark R
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you Mark!
It was a pleasure introducing you to the mesmerizing world of wine! :)

Best regards from Crete

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