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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Lovely Taverna, Great lunch

My Wife and I came to this small and pleasant looking taverna for lunch during our trip to Agios Nikolaos. Our guide book listed the taverna as a place worth visiting and whilst it took a little time to find it was definitely worth the effort. We decided to order a variety of Meze and so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I came to this small and pleasant looking taverna for lunch during our trip to Agios Nikolaos. Our guide book listed the taverna as a place worth visiting and whilst it took a little time to find it was definitely worth the effort. We decided to order a variety of Meze and so ordered Tzatziki, Fried Courgette... More 

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Wollongong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lovely little taverna, that hardly had anyone in it.. why?? Anyway, we had meze, which was yummy and the best of the best that you have to try is the orange cake - amazing!! Nice and friendly staff.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Worth looking out for, as this restaurant is tucked away from the shore-front. The setting outside is lovely and their authentic Greek menu is fantastic, very welcoming and excellent service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

My bf and I went to a day trip to Agios Nikolaos. We reached there just in time for lunch, after wandering around the harbour. We agreed to look for a nice taverna. We referred to the guidebook we had and Avli was on it. We navigated around and soon enough we found Avli Taverna. We were both impressed with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We visited the Avli several times during our stay in Agios Nikolaos. The setting is lovely and we always received a great welcome from Nikos and his son Andreas. The food is excellent and we particularly enjoyed the stifado, lamb with artichokes , beetroot salad and the king prawn spaghetti. The homemade beefburgers were great too! Can't wait to come... More 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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  • 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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