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22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“goat” (60 reviews)
“lamb” (58 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
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12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful courtyard setting, superb cuisine, accompanied by techno music. Enough said! If this is your preference you will love it!

Thank chrysalis77
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our meal at Avli was one of the best meals that we had on our two week Greek vacation. Firstly, the beautiful courtyard in which the meals are served is a little oasis in a busy old town. The beautiful bougainvillaea decorate the courtyard perfectly....More

1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place to wind away a few hours, sit in the beautiful garden dappled with sun through the flowers, olive and lemon trees. Great local wine and the goat is a must

1  Thank Will F
Reviewed 6 days ago

During our 2 week Cretan holiday, every meal we`d had was excellent in one way or another but this restaurant really was very special. Our walk through the most picturesque narrow lanes in Rethymno to find the restaurant was a delight with profusions of flowers...More

1  Thank kathy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in the middle of the Oldtown of Rethymnon. We would recommend eating in the garden, which was beautifully lit up on a lovely October evening. The menu was short but interesting with even enough for fussy me to choose from. Everything was...More

1  Thank Riccos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food, really special. Not cheap but then what you pay for is sheer excellence. The waiters are good fun and professional and friendly.

1  Thank traveME
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst looking for, and failing to find, a restaurant we had eaten at some years ago, we cam across Avli, and had a wonderful lunch there. Food very good quality, and somewhat different from the traditional Greek fare. Healthy, including a good selection of vegetables....More

Thank Sheri_and_Mike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By no means take this review as anything but my opinion. By no means were there any issues and both our meals were quite good but when we reviewed the drink list there were no beers or wine by the glass listed. Instead it seems...More

Thank ElsaPollock
AVLIRethymnon, Owner at Avli, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear ElsaPollock thank you for dinning at Avli and for your kind review! We are delighted to read that in both your meals food was great. Avli, since many years now, is trying to make familiar the excellent Greek wines to all it's visitors. Therefor...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fine dinning place, in an very nicely decorated inner garden. Service is professional, the food is well presented and good quality. We had a great time.

Thank io9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant in the old town. The inside courtyard was enchanting. The food was brilliant. We all ate something different, but they were all Greek dishes. It is classical Greek food taken up to a different level, very precise neat plates well presented...More

Thank 42david42
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Finola K
19 February 2017|
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Response from AVLIRethymnon | Property representative |
Good evening Finola. We would like to thank you for being interested to have your wedding meal at our beautiful place. Yes we may assist all your needs. Our colleague will be very soon in contact with you, so to provide all... More
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16 May 2015|
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Response from AVLIRethymnon | Property representative |
Dear HulyaKey we would like to thank you for your interest about Avli. As most evenings we are quite busy is better to make a reservation in advance or even at the same day. Especially for Tuesday the 19, as we are quite... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 56
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250
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A roustic fine dinning restaurant, in the heart of the historical center of Rethymno, settled in a gorgeous Cretan mansion of the 15th century. Increadible lush courtyard (Avli in Greek), impressive wine cellar (Enoteca), unique flair and authentic Cretan cuisine at it's best! Refined, distinguished dishes, modern but true to their traditional roots. The focus is on the ingredients, the majority of them local and organic, artfully transformed into sophisticated cooking. Exquisite, valuable cookery lessons are also organised, upon demand. Prepare and cook typical Cretan dishes, learn a lot about local history and culture, feel the spirit of real Crete. Avli was established back in 1987, in the first rennovated building of the Old town; an inspired pioneer vision for the rebirth and highlighting a beautiful, but otherwise neglected area. Since then Avli is a passionate supporter of spreading the Cretan gastronomy in the local trade and a dedicated ambassador of the Greek wines.
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