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Avli Taverna

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Prigipos Georgiou 12 | Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
+30 28410 82479
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Traditional Restaurant - Taverna in Agios Nikolaos. The best choice of...
Traditional Restaurant - Taverna in Agios Nikolaos. The best choice of tradional Cretan cooking, Fresh "MEZE and wine from our barrel in our green garden. Welcome ... a taste of Crete...
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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
A place not to miss while in Agios Nikolaos - Excellent dinner experience.

This was a very special dinner, not only the food was very good but it's a family restaurant proud of making you feel good. Really, don't miss this nice place! It's in the plant covered garden of a little street at Agios Nikolaos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been regular visitors to Avli and have been a couple of times already this year, but boy were we disappointed during our recent stay in Ag Nick. Avli's prices have shot up and there is trickerey afoot. When we checked our bill afterwards we found that the bread we hadn't ordered or wanted, but which was brought to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a very special dinner, not only the food was very good but it's a family restaurant proud of making you feel good. Really, don't miss this nice place! It's in the plant covered garden of a little street at Agios Nikolaos.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There are much better places to eat in Ag Nick. Greasy food, small portions, it is nearby the centre this the only positive i remember about this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Prigipos Georgiou 12 | Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 28410 82479
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prigipos Georgiou 12 | Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
  • Phone Number: +30 28410 82479

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

Traditional Restaurant - Taverna in Agios Nikolaos. The best choice of tradional Cretan cooking, Fresh "MEZE and wine from our barrel in our green garden. Welcome ... a taste of Crete...
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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