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Avli Taverna

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Prigipos Georgiou 12 | Sun Nikolas, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
+30 28410 82479
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Greek lunch - probably the best in Ag Nik

This lovely find is tucked away off a side street within a short distance from "the lake". A real gem of a find. My family are greek so I know what's authentic or not. This place is just fabulous. The owner/host was most welcoming and sat in a beautiful outside setting. See the pictures. Sheftalia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Barnet, United Kingdom
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Barnet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This lovely find is tucked away off a side street within a short distance from "the lake". A real gem of a find. My family are greek so I know what's authentic or not. This place is just fabulous. The owner/host was most welcoming and sat in a beautiful outside setting. See the pictures. Sheftalia & salad is what we... More 

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Rural Suffolk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It reminded me of my first trip to Crete 30 or so years ago, a place with character down a side street - beautiful shady courtyard with a massive old fig tree that was plenty warm enough for an evening meal. We were warmly greeted by the owner and the service throughout was relaxed and pleasant. We chose stuffed vine... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is tucked away off the main areas around the lake, but it is family run with traditional Greek food. Four of us had a great meal and we all had different meals all were excellent. The staff were excellent and enjoyed us asking about different dished, they took pride in the fact that they offered traditional fair.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Late in the season so it was very quiet. I had a Moussaka, it was alright. Nothing to write home about. Didn't really see much of the staff, it was very quiet though. Probably a bit more atmosphere earlier in the season. Nice environment but I wouldn't rush back.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

we have been a number of times to Avli this October and took a resident of Aghios Nikolaos who was amazed at the quality of food and service.She said she went there 10 years ago and says it is a throw back to the great tavernas that used to be so prolific.My wife and I list this as our absolute... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had a great meal here - good service, good food and reasonably priced. No complaints at all and will definitely re-visit. Keep doing what you are doing. Cheers guys!

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Berwick, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good food and a nice place to eat,a little out of the way but worth the looking for! The place was quaint well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Warm wellcome, excellent service and excellent traditional greek food- tzaziki, lamb, musaks, greek salad etc. Lovely garden.

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Guildford Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a typical Greek taverna where sitting outside under a covered pergola is the norm. Food and service were very good without being over the top. We chose all Greek style food which was well cooked, interesting and well presented. A good choice of food and wines and well worth visiting.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Another wonderful meal in this lovely family run taverna, some of the best local wine I have tasted in Crete, food is always fresh and full of flavour - the owner always has time for a chat and a smile, we will be back in May 2015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prigipos Georgiou 12 | Sun Nikolas, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
  • Phone Number: +30 28410 82479

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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