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Avli

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Greek, Cafe, 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, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Good food, and would recommend

I read the Trip Advisor reviews and noted the comments about the indifferent service and paying for the bread. Well I spent 6 days in Rethymon and had dinner at the Avli twice. Avli was the only Rethymnon restaurant we visited twice. So food wise the food was very good, interesting dishes packed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I loved this restaurant. me and my partner went there to have dinner, we discover it by mistake taking a walk on the lovely narrow streets in Rethymno. therefore we didn't had reservation. anyway, the staff was so friendly that the owner gave up a 6 person table for me and my partner. the service was very good and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Walking by the restaurant during the day and approached by the manager, he offered a perusal of the restaurant, we were extremely impressed by the tour, offered complimentary drinks on departure and booked a table for that evening. We were not disappointed the food was the best we had eaten in Rethymon, the surroundings and ambience were delightful. More expensive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I read the Trip Advisor reviews and noted the comments about the indifferent service and paying for the bread. Well I spent 6 days in Rethymon and had dinner at the Avli twice. Avli was the only Rethymnon restaurant we visited twice. So food wise the food was very good, interesting dishes packed with good flavours. Certainly not the standard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Cute garden: calm, beautiful, comfortable, feel at home. Amazing food: the breakfast was the top. Delicious pancakes with goat cheese, honey and nuts, Especial sausage with local olive oil. Dinner: I had huge shrimps with butter risotto, and cherry tomatoes, it was super good. They have good options in their menu. Comfortable bedrooms. Nice people: They were always happy to... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My wife and I had an outstanding dinner at Avli. The setting in the internal courtyard was beautiful. And the food - my wife had sea bass and I had lamb with tomato and eggplant - was beautifully prepared and delicious.

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Thank Warren J
Rethymnon, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Although set in beautiful surroundings in the old town and the food is good we felt it was over priced. All things considered I would say that it was not the value that you expect when visiting a restaurant of this alleged caliber . We went on more than one occasion and found the staff very nice however the service... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Pretty and quaint in old town. Friendly staff. Had a breakfast here as did eggs, bacon and sausage! Great value and very tasty food.

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Sint Denijs Westrem, Belgie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had a lovely evening. The food is good however not exquisite, the service was too fast as we already received our main dish without having finished our appetizers? It remains one of the better restaurants of Rethymnon.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Having spent years sailing our yacht around the Greek Islands and tasting food from many many restaurants and tavernas I have to say our meal at Avli in Rethymnon ranked by far the best! The setting was exquisite with a classy informality. The staff were efficient, helpful and informative and the food was excellent, varying from Classical Greek to Greek... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We decided to take my mother to this restaurant as a surprise early birthday present. The staff on the phone took an order for a cake. We were not disappointed. While this place is not cheap by local standards the food justifies the price. The courtyard is a charming space, on many levels, feeling busy, but not overlooked. We had... More 

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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: Greek, Cafe, Fusion, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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