Lyrarakis Winery

Lyrarakis Winery, Heraklion: Hours, Address, Lyrarakis Winery Reviews: 5/5

Lyrarakis Winery
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11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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Guy Z
1 contribution
Great wine and people
Jun 2021 • Couples
Amazing wine, amazing people and great view.
The verities of the grapes here are unique and outstanding.
Written June 19, 2021
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dtstockwell
Pecs, Hungary23 contributions
A wonderful way to unwind after touring Crete.
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had a nice tour, wine tasting and meal. Aphrodite was a wonderful hostess - very friendly, polite, professional and knowledgeable. The picnic was great. We spent a few hours under an old olive tree in the vineyard, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cretan countryside, sampling many traditional Cretan dishes accompanied by a mix of wines. We would do this again.
Written June 11, 2021
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Ann V
2 contributions
The Vineyard Picnic experience
May 2021 • Couples
A unique opportunity to get to know exceptional local wines (and other products) in a beautiful scenery!
Written June 1, 2021
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Thank you for your kind review! We are glad to see that you enjoyed your visit at our winery. Greeting from Lyrarakis team!
Written June 4, 2021
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Paul R
2 contributions
A truly special experience
May 2021 • Couples
We had a fabulous time. The picnic experience was the most memorable highlight of our holiday and indeed of any vineyard visit we have undertaken. The time, attention and passion put into the tour and visit puts the French, Italian and Argentinian vineyards we have visited very much in the shade. The team could not have been better. Sitting amidst the vines drinking the produce and eating local delicacies was very special. Don't forget to visit Bakaliko in Arhannes to round off the wine country experience!
Written May 30, 2021
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Dear Paul, thank you so much for your kind review! We do put a lot of attention and love in what we do and comments like your own are our biggest reward. Hope to welcome you again at Lyrarakis Winery in the future. Regards from Lyrarakis team!
Written June 4, 2021
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Chara A
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Excellent experience
May 2021
Incredible atmosphere, excellent wine tasting, delicious food, polite and helpful staff, stunning views and most of all a unique experience that I will never forget.
Written May 25, 2021
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Thank you for reviewing our winery with such nice words! We are glad that your visit at Lyrarakis winery left you with such positive emotions! Regards from Lyrarakis team!
Written June 4, 2021
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Katerina
Boston, MA9 contributions
A Memorable Wine Tasting With Friends - HIGHLY Recommend
Aug 2020
What an amazing place to spend an evening with friends! We visited the Winery in August 2020 with a group of friends (5 adults in total) and we had the best time ever!

We arrived just before sunset and we had a private tour of the winery with one of the owners. What a delight!

He showed all the different types of grapes, talked to us about the production, gave us insights about the numerous variety of wines and vineyards ... during the tour, we saw some people having a private dinner in the vineyard. It was so romantic and exclusive!

The indoor area was really impressive, with all the barrels on the floor and a photo gallery on the walls.

We visited the winery with no kids, however, there was so much space for the kids to play around. All safe!

We tried many different wine varieties ... at the end, we lost count! All wines had distinct aromas and flavors. We could smell the fruitiness with our nose!

During the wine tasting, we were offered plenty of food... fresh ingredients, local specialities, incredibly large portions, all DELICIOUS!

Thank you so much Lyrarakis Winery for the amazing memories!
Written March 26, 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind comments and review! It makes us really happy when our quests leave with such fond memories. We put a lot of love and attention in what we do and reviews like yours are our motivation and our reward. Thank you once again for visiting Lyrarakis winery. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Greeting from Crete and Lyrarakis team
Written June 9, 2021
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Rolf G
1 contribution
visit with wine tasting
Oct 2020
thank you
the visit was very interresting for us
with many informations about the wine of Kreta
and the wine excelent
Written October 29, 2020
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Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing Lyrarakis winery. Warm greetings from Crete!
Written June 9, 2021
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Max G
Reichelsheim, Germany45 contributions
Truly indigenous wine tasting
Oct 2020
Very nice wine tasting experience - did book an advanced wine tasting which is their top 8 wines in advance for the wife and myself. Getting there is a bit tricky, google maps was guiding us in circles but finally got there. Nice location sitting outside looking over the vineyards into the mountains.
PROS: unbelievable variety of grapes and wines they are creating - especially the indigenous grapes they have saved from extinction. If you like to walk off the beaten pass of the Merlot/Cabernet/Syrah of this world, highly recommend.
CONS: cellar "tour" was disappointing as the actual production site is NOT where the cellar is located - as we are always interested in the production part as well, was disappointed.
Written October 13, 2020
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Dear Max thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed tasting the indigenous varieties of Crete. Regarding the tour, the production area is in other separated buildings away from the cellar and especially during the summer season it gets really busy because of the harvest. In order to ensure your safety but also in order to let our team focus on the very demanding wine-making procedures, we don't allow tours in that area. Your feedback though is much appreciated and needed and we do listen to all your comments. In order to give our visitors a better insight of the production, we have created videos from every phase of the production and we will be installing a digital gallery at the cellar. Even tough this can not replace the "real thing" we hope that it will be equally interesting and enlightening. For any future visitors reading this reply, indeed GPS and google maps can get tricky around the village roads, so we recommend driving on the main highway. There are brown street signs along the way that lead you to our winery and we also send directions and a map via email after all bookings. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Your comments help us improve. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Warm greetings from Crete and Lyrarakis team
Written June 9, 2021
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Carolyn F
Brighton, UK15 contributions
Carolyn
Sep 2020 • Couples
Picnic in an idyllic spot in the vineyard with very generous glasses of 4 different wines. A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.
Written September 28, 2020
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Dear Carolyn, thank you for visiting and reviewing us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your vineyard pic nic experience at Lyrarakis winery. Hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future! Greetings from Crete!
Written June 9, 2021
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Lobox2017
12 contributions
Very nice experience
Sep 2020
Nice winery with interesting wines. Short informative tour and then tasting in a nice atmosphere. Would recommend it.
Written September 24, 2020
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Thank you for visiting and reviewing Lyrarakis winery!
Written June 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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