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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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Fantastic Visit

This was a fantastic winery to visit. We had the wine tasting essentially to ourselves. The staff... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2017
Adam D
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Walnut Creek, California
Gorgeous place, gorgeous wine!

What a location! This place is beautiful and well worth the drive out. We arrived at 545pm (too... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
M4TT4NN3M4R13
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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+30 281 028 4614
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

This was a fantastic winery to visit. We had the wine tasting essentially to ourselves. The staff was very friendly. The tour was informative and the tasting pours were generous. The wine was good. The property itself is beautiful and scenic. I would highly recommend.

Thank Adam D
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thank you Adam, your kind words are really rewarding. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes from Crete

Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

What a location! This place is beautiful and well worth the drive out. We arrived at 545pm (too late for the tour the last one is at 5pm!) But we we're welcomed in and made to feel part of the ongoing tasting session. The wine...More

Thank M4TT4NN3M4R13
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thank you for reviewing us. It's really nice to see that you've enjoyed your time in the winery, even though you didn't catch our last tour. It is our honor to welcome every visitor and offer the best that we can. We hope to see...More

Reviewed May 1, 2017

WOW During our one week holiday on Crete we have visited two Winery, and we have to say that Lyrarakis was brillant, very nice athmospere (at the beginning we have got glass of sparking wine, and our son got glas of fresh grape juice), very...More

Thank Bartosz C
Eva_gvnk, Guest Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thank you Bartosz for your kind words! We are really glad that you all enjoyed your time in the winery. Hope to see you again in the future! (PS. Don't even mention the frame. It was nothing. :) )

Reviewed April 21, 2017

Not being a professional but a Greek wine lover I am visiting the best wineries of each region of this beautiful country always in search for wines made out of authentic Greek grape varieties (around 400!) which express the very local terroir. On Crete I´ve...More

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Eva_gvnk, Guest Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you Stephen for taking the time to review us and for your rewarding and nice words. We really appreciate it. Best regards and wishes from Crete

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Such a lovely visit, to a magical place, full of aromas and subtle taste. Excellent wines, presented by a generous guide. An exciting, but at the same time, soothing experience.. easily affordable nonetheless. Touching is the revival of varieties that our grandparents used to know....More

Thank kanellimaria
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for the beautifully described images! Your comments mean a lot to us! Thank you Maria!

Reviewed April 12, 2017

Excellent wine, informed and welcoming hosts, beautiful scenery - what more could you ask for? We were surprised not only how great the tour was, but how much we loved the wine as well- and for a great price! Strongly recommend this winery.

Thank David D
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you David for your kind words and review! We are glad that you enjoyed the both tour and the tasting!

Reviewed April 11, 2017

This is a late review, but the experience is still vividly in my mind. We did the premium cellar tour...it was absolutely excellent. First rate experience. Areti was our guide and we were very impressed with her knowlege, professionalism and passion for the products. We...More

Thank Tanzanite E
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you Tanzanite. Your review is really rewarding for us. Feelings and memories like the ones you just described are our main aim in the winery and we are glad to achieve it. Thank you once again!

Reviewed January 29, 2017

very nice vineyard , very welcoming people , its wines have great taste . My personally likes the Vilana white wine aromas of lemon bolssom ....fantastic

Thank Despoina K
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

Thank you Despoina for taking the time to review us with such nice words. Best regards from Crete.

Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a very good experience in this place. We have tasted 7 different wines (in the advertisements has written just 6😀) and all of them was excellent. The yard and the landscape are also very nice. The staff are very polite, helpful and friendly.

Thank bakterbx
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thank you for reviewing us and for your kind words. Best regards from Crete

Reviewed November 9, 2016

We tracked this place also by reading reviews. They offer tasting tours but we were in a rush so one of the owners kindly agreed to do a 15 minute tour only with us :) They have some really interesting tastes. Don't miss this place...More

Thank linutk
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thank you for your review. Best regards from Crete

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JackandFood
June 28, 2017|
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Response from Eva G | Property representative |
Hello JankandFood! Thank you for your question. From Elounda to Alagni (the village where our winery is located) it's approx. a 1 1/2-hour drive.Of course that depends also on the traffic that you might meet in the... More
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Danielle H
May 10, 2017|
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Hello Danielle, Thank you for your interest in the winery and for your question. Unfortunately yes, you have to get back to Heraklion in order to take the bus to Alagni. Actually the bus that gets you to Alagni departs... More
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Sidekickdmr
May 10, 2017|
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Response from Eva_gvnk | Property representative |
Dear Sidekickdmr, You are going to taste 6 really tasty wines, that we wish you'll enjoy. For your tasting you'd be given a wine tasting spittoon to use if you want, so that you can enjoy the wine's wealth of aromas and... More
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