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Lyrarakis Winery

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Address: Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 028 4614
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Tour program: Tour of the vineyards and the cellar. Wine tasting at the...
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!
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We visited the winery may 2015. It was a beautiful trip passing small villages. We arrived at the winery in the afternoon. After a warm welcome wew could taste several wines. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the winery may 2015. It was a beautiful trip passing small villages. We arrived at the winery in the afternoon. After a warm welcome wew could taste several wines. We also enjoyed a tour inside and outside the winery. We will highly recommend this visit to everyone.

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Chelsea, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The best winery we visited in Crete, if a bit hard to find (follow the signs on the dirt road). Very friendly staff. Truly excellent wines at a very reasonable prices. The tour of the cellar and vineyard is also excellent. Finally a winery tour that takes you outside instead of shoving you in front of a tv! The 5€... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We are so glad we made the detour to visit this winery. The guides made an effort to share everything they knew about the winery and its region. They were very knowledgable. The wines were all extremely rich and of high quality - we tasted many, accompanied by local cheese, rusk and olives. Highly recommend except we would have loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My girlfriend I went for the tour and wine tasting. The staff were sweet, friendly and very knowledgeable. The wine was incredible, as was the cheese and olives. It was just a wonderful experience and we'd go again in a heartbeat!

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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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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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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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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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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