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Visit Lyrarakis Winery in Heraklion Crete

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TOUR INFORMATION

BACCHUS PACKAGE
TOUR AND WINE TASTING

(available with transfer for Cruise Ship Passengers)

The package consists of:
● A guided tour of the vineyards and the cellar where wine is aged in oak barrels.
● A wine tasting of 6 different labels accompanied by rusk and olives.

VOTRYS PACKAGE
TOUR AND WINE TASTING ACCOMPANIED BY A CRETAN CHEESE SELECTION

(for this option booking is required 24 hours in advance)

The package consists of:
● A guided tour of the vineyards and the cellar where wine is aged in oak barrels.
● A wine tasting of 6 different labels accompanied by rusk and olives.
● A platter with a selection of Cretan cheese such as graviera, athotyro and kefalotyri.

KERASMA PACKAGE
WINE TASTING ACCOMPANIED BY TRADITIONAL CRETAN ‘MEZEDES’ - the Greek tradition of sharing an assortment of plates and flavours

(for this option booking is required 24 hours in advance, min. booking 4 persons)

The package consists of:
● An guided tour of the vineyards and the cellar where wine is aged in oak barrels.
● A wine tasting of 6 different labels paired with 6 types of local delicacies.

*Extra: Included in all the aforementioned packages is a tasting of verjuice, a traditional Cretan product produced by Lyrarakis Wines and made from the juice of fresh unripe grapes.


SPECIAL EXPERIENCES

Apart from the standard tour packages, we also offer more exclusive holiday experiences for your visit to Crete as well as a shore excursion for cruise ship passengers visiting Heraklion Port and wanting to do some sightseeing. Please click here for more information.

 

ΗOW TO GET HERE:

By Car: In order to reach Alagni village from Heraklion, drive South towards Arkalohori/Viannos, 18km. past Knossos. It is simpler to choose the new highway leading from Heraklion’s industrial area towards South. Follow the brown street signs along the way and these will lead you to our wine cellar.

LOCATION OF WINERY (GoogleMaps): CLICK HERE

By Bus: Our winery is situated in the village of Alagni. The bus stop is located at the entrance to the village. You will then need to walk approx. 1.5km on a rural road in order to reach the visitable winery (cellar and wine tasting venue). A one way trip costs 2,60 EUR per person and a return ticket is worth 5,20 EUR. The bus ride lasts approx. 45 minutes.

HERAKLION – ARKALOCHORI BUS SERVICE WEBSITE

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OPENING TIMES for APRIL - OCTOBER

Mon-Fri. 10.00-17.00 (last tour starts at 16.00)

Sat. 11.00-16.00 (last tour starts at 15.00)

Sundays and Bank Holidays: closed

AVERAGE DURATION FOR ORGANISED TOUR: 1 1/2 HOURS