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22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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+30 2831 058250
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Heraklion, Greece
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Flowers and trees are used for the decoration,walk in just to have a look in this garden and you will be amazed..The food is definately one of the best you can have in town!

Thank Eleni K
Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mouthwatering dishes, tastefull wine, polite stuff and a great atmosfere. Totally recommended for the lovers of the gourmed cusine.

Thank Emiki
Crete, Greece
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avli is one of the very few remaining places where quality, charm and character still remain intact, in spite of recession and globalisation flatness. Its yard (avli) and interior exude sophistication and a timeless charm that travels you to the Venetian rulers and back to today, in a totally relaxing and enchanting mood. The whole decor shows the character and... More 

Thank Tzatzak
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is very attentive to your experience, making sure you have a lovely dinner in beautiful surroundings. Avli serve all the traditional Freek dishes, as well as Cretan specialities and a lot of modern Greek cuisine. Quality is very high. A bit pricey but we returned with our family after our first dinner earlier on in the holiday (as... More 

Thank Sylwinds
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely to sit out in the quaint old town alleyways, beautiful flowers tumbling down the walls and between the buildings..food OK but overpriced..saying that we would go back..it's just what you'd expect from a tourist trap, but for an odd meal on holiday it's neither here nor there.. The only real offputter was the alcoholic, film-star gigilo wannabe waiter,... More 

Thank CumbrianKelpie
Kingston upon Thames
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the attached hotel so had to try this. Slightly disappointed that there had been a shower so we had to eat inside but then, it was November! The food was lovely. I had the roast lamb with lemon and thyme and my partner had the prawn linguine. Both were really well cooked. Service was attentive and... More 

Thank Rachael2001
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely building with a nice patio to eat outside. Every dish is a signature dish with a lot of attention for the presentation. Excellent wine list as well!

Thank Lieven D
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We came across this restaurant whilst walking through the backstreets of the town. The location in a gorgeous courtyard first caught our eye, followed by the menu, which was different from most Cretan establishments. The TA entry is confusing, because they own two establishments next to each other. One is a simple Taverna, the other an upmarket restaurant. We are... More 

Thank Eurogolferoxford
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Most locals will tell you this is probably the best restaurant in Rethymno. Situated in the old town down a quiet street there are tables in the street, inside and beyond in the enchanting courtyard with bougainvillea tumbling over the walls, subtle lighting and careful planting adds to the atmosphere. You may even be welcomed by a George Clooney look... More 

Thank VirgoQualitySeeker47
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The first time I visited Avli 2 years ago when visiting with my husband and in-laws from the UK, we had a phenomenal experience. A young student lady was serving us and she made up for 80% of the success for that evening. the setting is ideal and a nice courtyard set over different levels, with plants, flowers, decoration. Nice... More 

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AVLIRethymnon, Owner at Avli, responded to this review

Dear MariaWB, thank you for visiting us again. We are very happy to read, even two years later, about your phenomenal experience at Avli, and, at the same time, quite dissapointed that we missed to keep up your great expectations during your second visit. As you are probably already acquainted, in Avli we consume only fresh seasonal vegetables, preferably of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 38
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Fusion
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?