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Avli

22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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Ranked #67 of 238 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $45
Cuisines: Greek, Café, Fusion, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When in Rethymnon, you must dine here. Food and wine selection is fantastic. The service was outstanding. I strongly recommend making a reservation in order to experience your dinner in the stunning back garden area. You will not be disappointed here. I do recommend the risotto and prawn s with pasta dishes. Thank you

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Leeds, England
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by friends. Large restaurant but as it flows between several small buildings in the old town it feels more intimate. Excellent food and service and higher prices as a result. We tried the wine to course paring which was interesting but rather subjective as we ate very different items for each course. Excellent for a special... More

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wakefield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went to Avli for our wedding anniversary, as all reviews we had read had said it was really good, and recommended it, we did not have a reservation, but still managed to get a table. The restaurant itself is truly lovely and just what we wanted for our special night, we both thought it was going to be as good... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear zigzag100 thank you for visiting Avli to celebrate your wedding anniversary. We are honored to be chosen for such special occasions and we loved to hear that you found our food as excellent as the ambience . Although your nice comments and the high rating of Avli, we are a bit disappointed by our young waitress' act to offer... More

Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Restaurant located in the old town of Rethymnon. They have a very nice courtyard (better book your table in advance if you want to dine there !). The staff is very friendly and professional, very good service. We found that it was a little more 'chic' than the other restaurants we went to in Rethymnon. For starters, we had grilled... More

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Nottingham, UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The restaurant is lovely inside and we were given a warm welcome when we arrived. Service was good but not special, unless that is you happen to be from the USA, in which case the Maître d' will fawn all over you, whereas he ignored us completely! My main course was very disappointing - slow cooked chicken (very bland) with... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Richard K. we are very pleased to read that you enjoy the atmosphere and the warm welcome in our restaurant. On my personal behalf and all the staff here, we want you to know how much your visit meant to us and to assure you that every single guest is unique! It's true that we pay our upmost to... More

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed in Crete (40 mins away from Rethymno, Margarites village) for 3 weeks. We were 2 families with 5 children in total. We wanted to go out one night to a 'posh' restaurant and Avli didn't disappoint! We had a wonderful meal (seafood and well as the goat) and had a very nice wine. The bill came to 225... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While walking in the old town of Rethymno in Crete and admiring the ruins of the Venetian castle and the remnants of hamams and mosques from the Ottoman times, you suddenly find yourself infront of a restaurant called AVLI (terrace or garden in Greek) which invites you to enter just by its tastefully lit flowers, plants and wall decor. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We just spent the weekend staying at the hotel attached to this restaurant and we ate every meal there for three days and it was absolutely exquisite. We're real foodies so loved all the wonderful home-made elements that you can't find anywhere else: Gorgeous goats milk butter and home made bread, honey so thick it's like toffee, baby onions home-pickled... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I visited this charming restaurant first time in 2000 on a solo trip to Crete. At that time the food and service was excellent. In 2008 I took my son here, and we both enjoyed the nice atmosphere and tasty food. Now, 14 years after my first visit, dining in the same Place, now with my wife, I must admit... More

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Yallingup, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Avli came highly recommended. The resturant looks amazing, and the wait staff were friendly and helpfull. The menu read well and it's always good when it's hard to decide what to have because of choices the available. However the food was very ordinary, lacked balance and each dish was under seasoned and were was that wow! factor. Overall especially for... More

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