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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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We were pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of staff and tastings at this winery. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Corks-Forks
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Palm Beach, Florida
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For wine lovers

If you are a fan of wine, it's worth making this trip (through farm roads) to visit it. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pavlos_Del
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Kavala, Greece
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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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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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+30 281 028 4614
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of staff and tastings at this winery. A beautiful tasting room, with great staff and outstanding wines. If you are in search of well balanced wines at great value, you MUST go to Lyrarakis! Call ahead to reserve...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. Your words are truly rewarding!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fan of wine, it's worth making this trip (through farm roads) to visit it. The staff is very friendly and will discuss with you the details and the secrets of grapes and wines. I may suggest buying some bottles from there...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Pavlos for visiting and reviewing us! Please allow me one correction for future readers, "Malvasia of Crete" is a dessert wine. It's a natural sweet wine made with sun-dried grapes and is originated from the homonym wine that dominated the markets of East...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Booked and came here for a basic wine tasting package (costing only 8 euros). We were given a short tour of the vineyard, as well as the history of the winery. We were also given opportunity to taste many different types of wine (a good...More

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Eva G, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you Oli for taking the time to review us. Best wishes from Crete

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We had a very good time there with great explanation. Very intersting wines with indigeneous grapes.

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for reviewing us. We are really glad to see that you enjoyed your time in our winery! Best wishes from Crete

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

If you choose Crete for your vacations, you can't spend some hours tasting their wines ! I suggest to everybody to visit this winery ! Lovely place, kindly people and really good wines ! A special thanks to Anna for her smile and her passion...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Elisa and Diego thank you very much for this lovely review. Hope to meet you again in the future! Best wishes

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This vineyard tour & wine tasting combination gave us a great introduction to Cretan varietals, including some that were almost extinct. We particularly enjoyed the Plyto and Dafni wines and Anna’s explanation of the history of these grapes and the work done by the Lyrarakis...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you for your review Ric H!

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

A pleasant wine tasting of excellent wines. Anna Sofoulaki provided a very professional and informative explanation of the winery's history and wines produced. Highly recommend.

Thank Barbara G
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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you Barbara for taking the time to review us. Wishes from Crete!

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We weren't sure what to expect. On a whim, we drove to the winery (a pretty drive through the vineyards). We hadn't booked. They invited us to join a tour in progress. The tour was casual and friendly. We have studied wines over the years,...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you George and Stella. We are really happy to see that you enjoyed both the wines and the experience in our winery! We do appreciate your comments very much. Just for your information, our wines are available both in the UK and the US....More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Excellent tour & wine tasting with knowledgeable person....beautiful grounds...enjoyable walking around...we tasted about 7 excellent wines..well worth the visit

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for letting us know about your experience. Best wishes from Crete!

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Lovely, gentle vines and very knowledgeable, friendly and charming employees. The location is gorgeous with a view of the taller hills on Crete. There isn't much of a tourable building, the place reflects the modern way of harvesting wine, but the eloquent, thorough and engrossing...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thank you for this kind review. Your comments are much appreciated! Best wishes for a happy 2018! Lyrarakis Team

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Shane N
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Eva G | Property representative |
Hello Shane, In order to reach our winery,without driving, you have two transportation options. The first one in by bus. You will have to take a bus from Heraklion's central bus station. The line you will need to take in... More
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February 3, 2018|
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Hello, Yes indeed, in order to reach us with public transportation, you'll need to reach Heraklion first and then take another bus to Alagni (the line towards Arkalochori). Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from... More
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Hello Terry, From Mirtos to Alagni it will be approx. an 1 1/2 hour drive. Best, Eva Gouvianaki Lyrarakis Wines
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