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Lyrarakis Winery

Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+302810284614
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Ranked #2 of 28 Activities in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Tour program: Tour of the vineyards and the cellar. Wine tasting at the cellar of our estate, in front of the main vineyard. Lunch/Dinner... more » Owner description: Tour program: Tour of the vineyards and the cellar. Wine tasting at the cellar of our estate, in front of the main vineyard. Lunch/Dinner possibilities: We can offer you the opportunity to taste many plates of the real Cretan Diet. This is done with the help of a local ladies' cooperation, who cook like they do at home. For menus and prices please email or call us.Also optionally we can arrange a visit to the medieval wine-presses of the area.In 2013 we are adding some services, more info soon! « less
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was one of the best experience during our trip to Crete. The visit includes not just small wine aging area and degustation of 5 different wines, but also some history of the winery and the visit to the wines also. We had amazing guide Karentza - she not just looks very nice and speaks perfect english, but she shared... More

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Almere
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a great time during our visit to this Winery. Joke made us feel very welcome and the wines and cheeses are really delicious! Visiting this winery is a must do when you are in this area!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited the winery as a last minute decision but they were very welcoming. We were the only people there for half an hour until another couple joined us. We were given lots of attention and the tour was very informative. We had the cheese and wine option and tried 7 different wines, all lovely. We bought 2 bottles to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stumbled upon the Lyrarakis winery one Saturday early afternoon. Mrs Lyrarakis was giving a tour to another couple and invited us to join. Wonderfull lady, full of knowledge and passionate about her family business. We got to sample some delicious wines along with a plate of cheese. It was quaint, informal and comfortable atmosphere. Would absolutely recommend to anyone... More

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Maple Ridge, B.C.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I arrived before opening time on a Saturday morning, only to be invited in and be treated to what amounted to a private tasting and wonderful conversation. The wines were delicious and the hospitality second to none. Thanks Joka. :-)

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Na'an, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

As part of an amazing day tour of the wineries of the Peza region with the wonderful Georgios of Vintage Routes, my husband and I enjoyed a private tour and tasting at Lyrarakis Winery with the charming and knowledgeable Theresa. We were first taken to the vineyards where Theresa showed us some of the grape varieties which almost became extinct,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

an elegant winery where the service was exceptional and the wine was beyond delicious! we were lucky enough to try even more wines than the ones that were usually reserve for the wine tasting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Firstly, thank you Mrs. Lyrarakis for going out of your way to accommodate us - we really loved the wines your family makes. The best we've had in Greece. The personalised experience and the pride taken throughout make this a great place to sample the finest wines in Crete.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

visited this place with some friends and their kids last august for a wine tasting and found it fantastic The personeel was very polite and helpful offering great personalized service. We were happily surprised to taste ~8 wines (and bought 6 of them) although when we booked it was written that we will try 5. The very nice selection of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Special tour to the winery was one of the best attractions I've attended when I was in Crete. Excellent experience

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