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Lyrarakis Winery

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Great way to spend the afternoon.

The tour starts off with a bit of history and a brief look at the cellars and vineyards with some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William R
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Bromyard, United Kingdom
Tasty

We rented a car from a local company at the airport in Heraklion and drove out to Knossos for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
timnov
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Granger, Indiana
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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...more
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| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour starts off with a bit of history and a brief look at the cellars and vineyards with some explanation. Questions were answered with a decent level of understanding and detail. Then comes the tasting. I can highly recommend that you purchase at least...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a car from a local company at the airport in Heraklion and drove out to Knossos for the morning and then out to our reservation for wine tasting and lunch at Lyrarakis. It was a beautiful drive and we really enjoyed the wines...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decide to get the bus from Heraklion which only took about 45 minutes and then a short walk to the winery, which was a beautiful one, we arrived very early to ensure we were not late and were greeting with such a friendly greeting...More

Thank Scarlett H
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Scarlett, Your comments are so kind and rewarding. Thank you so much. We are really passionate about what we do and we are really happy to see people getting excited with what we show them. Many wishes from Crete and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the wine tasting with kerasma menu (eight meze) and couldn't have been happier. The wines were superb, and the food was some of the best we had in Crete. "Meze" is an understatement - we could barely finish the final lamb course and...More

Thank kristenx415
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Kristen for sharing your experience with us! We are happy that you liked both the wines and the food. Wish you all the best!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

I had a really memorable experience here in August. The tasting was first class, with a great assortment of wines and a really informative presentation. I arrived early for the tour and was offered a complimentary glass of wine while I waited -- such hospitality!...More

Thank mikehotelkilo
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Yes indeed, a stop to Knossos would be really nice and the bus is really convenient from there. For any future visitors interested in taking the bus, we suggest checking the bus timetable for both ways (to go and return)...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We have enjoyed our first taste of Cretan wines whilst here on holiday so thought we would look for a vineyard tour, this lived up to and exceeded our expectations. After a little research we decided on Lyrarakis. We were going to pre book but...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate your comments 😃

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This place is way off the beaten path so taking a winery tour as we did is highly recommended unless you are very familiar with the area. The vineyards were nicely laid out. We walked through a bit and the various grape varietals were explained...More

Thank loudini56
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing us!

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Dmytra gave as a short tour of the farm (about 15 minutes) and then we spent the rest of the time tasting about 7 different wines. I wished the tour was alittle longer, but it was hot, so it was nice to come back inside....More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience! We spent two hours here in total. We started with a tour of the vineyard followed by a visit to the casks and then the all important wine tasting. The wine tasting is one of the best we have done...More

Thank sdow44
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Your comments are truly kind and flattering. Thank you! Wishes from Crete

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Access was by a somewhat lengthy gravel road which put us off at first a little. But, after parking in an olive grove, we walked up to the house and joined another couple for a tour of the facilities, which commenced immediately. We were escorted...More

Thank RoboChris
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Dear RoboChris thank you for this kind review. It makes us happy to see that you enjoyed both your time in winery and the wines. Kindest regards from Crete

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Shane N
30 May 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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Authenti-cities
3 February 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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