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Avli

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Cafe, Greek, Fusion, Wine Bar
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22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I was advised to go there from the receptionist of my hotel. That was because I told him I want to eat lamp. Definatelly it a good recommadation and I really enjoy my time and the food there. Lovely garden that makes your mind travel and gives you a relaxing feeling. Try the wine (not bottled).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Chrisss74
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Chania Town, Greece
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Lichfield
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this delight on the last night of our holiday and were very lucky to get a table for two and i'm so glad that we did. We were bought a wonderful basket of different breads and a chucken pate on arrival. Water was bought to our table and we ordered a bottle of Cretan wine which was... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The dining room is beautiful, and the creative Cretan cooking was delicious. The prices are slightly higher than standard restaurants in Rethymnon, but Avli was well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is such a treat in the middle of old town! It was one of the most romantic places I've been in a long time. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was excellent! I did the pre fix menu and it was a LOT! My husband really enjoyed his beef dish. The courtyard garden is breathtaking with... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We just went for this restaurant as we were roaming about the street looking for a place to have lunch and the garden looked amazing, decorated with good taste lots of plants and trees to keep the heat out. It was not crowded at the time so the service was very fast and the waiters helpful. The food was excelletn,... More 

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lisburn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful looking resteraunt! !! Dont b fooled!!! Lovely...very smart build up with the characteristic design of the menu, explaining a totally different opinion of the food you are abt to get...very small portions...unbelievable. ...very very expensive. ..JOKE! Sorry guys..u need to go home!

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you for spent time to write your comments about Avli. We deeply respect any customer's feedback in the last 29 years although, rarely, could be unreasonably offensive. All of our prices are clearly stated in our menus; there are no hidden charges. Additionally our menus are exhibited in three different stands outside of the restaurant so everybody... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Delicious food & great service. Do try braised beef. It's heavenly. Defo reccomend this place. Bit pricy but delicious.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It has a nice scenery, but thats it. Too expensive for small portions of OK food. Will not visit again..

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear guest we are happy to read that you found Avli scenery beautiful and we would like to thank you for your visit. It's true that there are many tourist tavernas in Rethymnon that serves bigger portions in half the price and quality follows...., but Avli is a proper well - named restaurant by all european standards. We strive to... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a disappointment Avli was. We loved the look of the really beautiful courtyard to eat in and were lucky enough to get a table there without booking. We were greeted warmly, but it went downhill from there; we ordered our food, but the waiter was so eager to be away that we had to call him back to order... More 

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Kernowcymrugirl Thank you for visiting Avli. We are very glad to read your very positive comments about taste and quality of food as well as the stunning location. Clearly noted in our menu is:"Basket with various breads, breadsticks, rusks & welcome snacks is served without ordering, to our entire clientele and is charged to their bill. Please inform your... More 

Chania Town, Greece
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was advised to go there from the receptionist of my hotel. That was because I told him I want to eat lamp. Definatelly it a good recommadation and I really enjoy my time and the food there. Lovely garden that makes your mind travel and gives you a relaxing feeling. Try the wine (not bottled).

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great family dinner at the Avli restaurant. Lovely local ingredients, beautifully cooked, nicely served. Kids also enjoyed the adult and kids options on the menu. A little more formal than the usual taverna but well worth the effort and additional expense

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Greek, Fusion, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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