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Lyrarakis Winery

| Alagni, Heraklion, Crete 70300, Greece
+30 281 028 4614
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A fantastic winery!

Visited the winery with Dutch friends, on a day trip out from Mirtos. We were well looked after on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
168terry10
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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A great present!!

I bought this as a present for my mum and a friend whilst on holiday and they loved it! They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AliceeeBradley
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Peterborough, 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%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 19:00
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 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the winery with Dutch friends, on a day trip out from Mirtos. We were well looked after on a tour of the vineyards, and were able to pick grapes to taste on the way around, as the harvest had been completed. We the. moved...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought this as a present for my mum and a friend whilst on holiday and they loved it! They learned lots, drank quite a lot and had some delicious food. Beautiful location, easy to find and really helpful staff FYI - you NEED a...More

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

Thank you Alice!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and me have never been much into wine, only occasionally drinking a glass and only really knowing the difference between white and red. We went here on a whim and had an excellent time learning about the wine making process and tasting various...More

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

Thank you Mark! It was a pleasure introducing you to the mesmerizing world of wine! :) Best regards from Crete

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. With no research, yes you can still go to places without checking it out on Trip, we did not know what to expect. A drive down a stony road led us to a lovely vineyard. Great setting with good wine. We...More

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

Thank you Eyres for your really kind words! We really appreciate it. It's great to be a part of such nice memories. I would like to thank you personally as well for your flattering comments. Hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was booked as a late birthday present for myself by my relatives who live on Crete, as such was an excellent present. The tour of the vineyard was very informative with a history and explanation of the different grape varieties.We then went inside...More

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

Thank you very much! Regards and wishes from Crete!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a nice time at the wine tasting, which we paired with delicious local cheeses. I appreciate how the family is trying to maintain local traditions and it is also paying off for them commercially. And the focus on sustainable agriculture is critically important!...More

Thank moodkill
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. It's really nice for us to see that your wine experience in our winery lead you to find new things that you like. Wine is an ongoing journey with so many new discoveries and destinations yet uknown....More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We actually booked a tasting at this winery based on tripadvisor reviews. However, when we arrived about 15 min. early we were ignored and when we made an inquiry were abruptly told to wait outside. As we sat outside we were then told to move...More

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Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Krista, We are deeply sorry for the incident that you described and the misunderstanding that occurred. For us, every visitor is a welcome guest and we focus on offering a full, intimate and nevertheless enjoyable wine experience, so that we can share our love...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best estates we visited in Heraklion region. Detailed presentation of the wines in very good conditions. Interesting wines made of local grapes (fruity and refreshing white wines in particular). We recommend the tasting with plate of mezze/tapas (16€). Staff is friendly and...More

Thank ChardonnayParis10
Eva G, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for reviewing us. We are really glad that all of you enjoyed your experience in our winery! Wishes from Crete

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We spent the most fantastic afternoon at Lyrarakis Winery for our wedding anniversary. Anna, our sommelière and guide was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and patient with us, particularly with our two children as she made us all feel exceptionally welcome. I have to say that I...More

Thank AlexStagogiannis
Eva G, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you Alex for such a kind review! We would love to host you again in the future. Best wishes!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

While in Crete, there are many wineries to choose from. I selected this one because it had good reviews. We were not disappointed. Took our kids for their first wine tasting (since they were of legal age in Greece). Had a nice time and purchased...More

Thank Tom S
Eva_gvnk, Public Relations Manager at Lyrarakis Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you Tom for taking the time to review us. Regards from Crete.

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168terry10
8 September 2017|
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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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JackandFood
28 June 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
10 May 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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