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22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While working in Tsilivi all season I had many meals here. Great food for good prices! Absolutely worth the try👌🏼

Thank Sabine v
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

More of a ‘fine dining’ restaurant than your usual taverna in the town. Interesting menu, good service, excellent food. Only wine by the bottle. Dining experience spoiled somewhat by other diners close by smoking, which is commonplace unfortunately in Crete.

Thank Islandgirl712
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Avli with really high expectations being the best restaurant on the island and we were surprised... in a bad way... my parents live on the island and they told me before that avli is not really worth of visit but we did...More

Thank Tanya E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the old town for dinner. Alvi has 2 different menus, less formal around the outside / in the alleyways and fine dining in an amazing romantic inner courtyard where the trees form a canopy of branches and leaves. At night you can...More

Thank Moretea2Vicar
AVLIRethymnon, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Avli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Moretea2Vicar we would like to thank you for choosing Avli and for all the kind comments about food, desserts, service and scenery. It's always a pleasure to read good reviews and at the same time it's so pity to find out that you didn't...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon for a late lunch. The service was very good and the place was wonderful. The presentation of the dishes was excellent. Most of them were traditional Cretan dishes with a twist. I loved the starters, the main courses not...More

Thank Electrasar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprise birthday dinner that my boyfriend ended up booking for us. From first foot in the door, what an amazing vibe and such a beautiful setting. All up, my absolute favourite night, restaurant and food in Greece. To the sommelier-you wonderful woman, thank you so...More

1  Thank jessicat051093
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most wonderful dinner at avil the food was brilliant the ambiance was spectacular and the the staff amazing. They over heard us saying it was a birthday dinner and all the waiters came and sung happy birthday and bought a cake and...More

1  Thank Nicci M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good restaurant with a beautiful courtyard. The dishes and wines are not cheap but definitely worth it.

Thank Joran H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Avli in 2017 and we decided that we should definitely return in 2018 as it was fabulous. We booked ahead to secure a table in their garden outside, which is absolutely stunning. This is definitely the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion!...More

Thank CharmaineJessett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a birthday lunch on a guide book recommendation. We ate in the courtyard. I was getting a little tired of the over large portions of nice but heavy Greek food we had been eating on our holiday so when I noticed...More

Thank Cecilia B
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Finola K
February 18, 2017|
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Response from AVLIRethymnon | Property representative |
Good evening Finola. We would like to thank you for being interested to have your wedding meal at our beautiful place. Yes we may assist all your needs. Our colleague will be very soon in contact with you, so to provide all... More
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May 16, 2015|
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Response from AVLIRethymnon | Property representative |
Dear HulyaKey we would like to thank you for your interest about Avli. As most evenings we are quite busy is better to make a reservation in advance or even at the same day. Especially for Tuesday the 19, as we are quite... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $54
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250
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A roustic fine dinning restaurant, in the heart of the historical center of Rethymno, settled in a gorgeous Cretan mansion of the 15th century. Increadible lush courtyard (Avli in Greek), impressive wine cellar (Enoteca), unique flair and authentic Cretan cuisine at it's best! Refined, distinguished dishes, modern but true to their traditional roots. The focus is on the ingredients, the majority of them local and organic, artfully transformed into sophisticated cooking. Exquisite, valuable cookery lessons are also organised, upon demand. Prepare and cook typical Cretan dishes, learn a lot about local history and culture, feel the spirit of real Crete. Avli was established back in 1987, in the first rennovated building of the Old town; an inspired pioneer vision for the rebirth and highlighting a beautiful, but otherwise neglected area. Since then Avli is a passionate supporter of spreading the Cretan gastronomy in the local trade and a dedicated ambassador of the Greek wines.
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