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“Wine at its best”
Review of Lyrarakis Winery

Lyrarakis Winery
Ranked #13 of 85 things to do in Heraklion
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 wine.

Plyto wine is a must try.

We bought the Plyto, Dafni and rose varieties to take back home but ended up consuming most of them on the rest of our trip because they were THAT good. We also bought the verjuice. Everything was very well priced!

Thank Petalia
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We spent an afternoon with our hostess sipping their delectable wines, especially those of cretean origin. This has been one of our best 'tourist' destinations in crete. Set in idyllic location, greek hospitality at its best.

Thank rodneyebird
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We visited with friends for a wine tasting. They gave us a tour of the cellar and we tasted a few labels. Good wine and nice scenery, all surrounded by vineyards. I bought a few bottles for home, price was lower than the supermarket price (although I got no receipt). Will visit again.

Thank P P
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Visiting Lyrakakis Winery was the highlight of my trip to Crete. I enjoyed tasting a wide variety of local Cretian wines. The sun-dried grapes in the gold metal winning Malvasia of Crete dessert wine won me over. Our gracious host, the owner's wife, was kind enough to give us a tasting on a public holiday. There was no shortage of delicious wine and interesting conversation. It's worth the trip out to the winery.

Thank Sunshine_and_Waves
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Visited in a group of 16 with Peter Sommer Tours, second stop on a 10-day tour of Crete, after Knossos. What a delightful venue with great wines. Hospitality was second to none with Mirsini Arhontaki guiding us through the wines. The 2008 Cabernet Merlot was particularly stunning. Local ladies had laid on food, which was brilliant. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank IanParmenter
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