Cretan wine is considered a local delicacy with 80% of eastern Crete's wine being produced in the Heraklion region. Delve into the countryside and visit local scenic vineyards and wineries in the surrounding villages and towns. The Lyrarakis Winery has a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and offers you a unique experience of a tour combined with wine tasting. An experienced guide will take you around the vineyard and the cellar and let you in on the secrets of wine making, answering your questions about the land, the history of wine and the types of wine made. You'll then get onto the tasting, where you can try the wines along with some local speciality foods. You'll also be able to buy the wine direct from the winery, which makes a great gift to take home for friends and family or to keep for yourself.