Winery Visit

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF FLAVOURS, FUN AND KNOWLEDGE

 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.

The family is credited with the revival of two ancient Cretan varieties, Dafni and Plyto while a third “vineyard treasure”, the indigenous Melissaki, is recently added to the credits.

Surrounded by the idyllic setting of the vineyards and the Lassithi mountains we offer you the opportunity to enjoy nature and discover local varieties and wines distinguished by the uniqueness of their origin and heritage.

Choose one of the folowing packages :

  1. Bacchus

TOUR AND WINE TASTING

The package consists of :

  • A guided tour of the vineyards, open-air vine museum and cellar where wine is aged in oak barrels.
  • A wine tasting of 6 different labels accompanied by rusk and olives
  1. Votrys

TOUR AND WINE TASTING ACCOMPANIED BY A CRETAN CHEESE SELECTION

 The package consists of :

  • A guided tour of the vineyards, open-air vine museum and cellar where wine is aged in oak barrels.
  • A wine tasting of 6 different labels accompanied by rusk, olives and a platter with a selection of Cretan cheese such as graviera, athotyro and kefalotyri.

(for this option booking is required 12 hours in advance)

  1. Degustation Crete 

TOUR AND WINE TASTING ACCOMPANIED BY A TRADITIONAL CRETAN PRODUCT SELECTION

The package consists of :

  • A guided tour of the vineyards, open-air vine museum and wine cellar where our oak barrels are stored.
  • A wine tasting of 6 different wines made from the indigenous varieties of Crete accompanied by traditional delicacies of the island.

(for this option booking is required 12 hours in advance)

  1. Kerasma

WINE TASTING ACCOMPANIED BY TRADITIONAL CRETAN ‘MEZEDES’  (the Greek tradition of sharing an assortment of plates and flavours)

 The package consists of:

  • A guided tour of the vineyards, open-air vine museum and the cellar where wine is aged in oak barrels.
  • A wine tasting of 6 different labels paired with 6 different “meze” dishes.

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

  1. Premium Cellar

THE ULTIMATE PRIVATE WINE EXPERIENCE

  • Start with a visit to the historical wine press of the 14th c. located near the winery. Then enjoy the most exquisite Lyrarakis wines in our atmospheric wine cellar. Try the rarest wine varieties and the best older vintages, accompanied by a premium selection of Cretan cheese and meat delicacies. Use the wine thief to taste our reserve wine directly from the oak barrel and explore the Cretan wealth of aromas and flavours in the most luxurious and delightful way. A personal guide will accompany you during the tour in the vineyards and the tasting introducing you to the Cretan wine heritage.

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

  1. Minoan Experience 

MINOAN TASTE AND WINE EXPERIENCE

  • A trip back in time, to the era of Minos and ancient Crete, to the heart of history and tradition through a unique gastronomical experience.

Minoan Taste’s team brings back in life the Minoan cooking of the past and creates flavours with routes in history, while the setting with the ceramic tripod pots and the hearth fire complements an idyllic atmosphere.

The package includes a tour in the vineyards and cellar, a Minoan cooking demonstration, a four-course Minoan-inspired meal and a tasting of 6 different wine labels.

(for this option booking is required 3 days in advance)