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Lyrarakis Winery

Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+302810284614
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Ranked #3 of 20 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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Heraklion, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A family run business, the winery is situated in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by hills covered with vineyards. Researching and collecting information from ancient and medieval manuscripts, Lyrarakis have been pioneers, for decades, in preserving local grape varieties that have been grown in the region for thousads of years.Try the amazing "Dafni" and "Mandilari"! A real discovery for me was... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were amongst the first visitors of the season but although it was very quiet the host took great trouble to welcome us and serve us. The tour was interesting, the wine tasting was fun, and it was a good experience. Would definitely recommend.

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Personnalized service with wonderful host Great visit of the winery Lots of different wine tasting, red, white, rosé, dessert wine and more. Very good information given while trying all the wines Very cheap to visit and taste..only 5 euros... Everybody should go visit Lyrarakis Winery, beautiful scenery, super nice host. Best winery visit ever! Will keep very good souvenirs Bought... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The winery is located 25 minutes drive from Heraklion and fairly easy to find. However, that night we stayed in Choudetsi, a small and traditional village 3 km away. The experience in the winery was very pleasant. For only 5€ we had a short tour of the vineyards and some interesting information on the types and making of the Lyrarakis... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

the winery is located in a beautiful place, take a car to get there (about 25 minutes from Heraclio), wine tasting costs 5 Euro in case you don't buy anything, a nice lady will show you around

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

It was a pleasure to taste a lot of wines. ;-) Friendly staff and interesting words about the winery...

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Gosford, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have been to a few winery's back in Australia. I can say this is easily the best wine I have tasted. The aroma's that you can smell and taste in the wine is different to anything that I have had before. George our tour guide showed us around. He is full of knowledge on the area. A must visit... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I made a reservation in advance. When we approached the winery, Persephone greeted us and told us we would be the only ones on the tour at that assigned time, and that we were "lucky". Truer words were never spoken. We spent a few minutes on the grounds. Very beautiful setting surrounded by mountains. She described the varieties they grew... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

What a fantastic day out we had visiting the Lyrarakis Winery. Mrs Lyrarakis and Persephone were so warm and welcoming. They made the tour feel very personal and special to us and yet I'm sure the many hundreds of people who work through their doors all feel the same. It was great to see the actual vines and gain an... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The highlight of our trip to Crete. We are wine lovers and this place did not disappoint. The tasting is 5 euros. We got a tour of the winery and tried about 8 wines. Our hostess treated us like family and did not mind that we arrived close to closing time. We also had bread and cheese served with our... More

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