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“What amazing food”
Review of Avli

Avli
Ranked #32 of 374 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $56
Cuisines: Greek, Cafe, Fusion, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 16, 2013

We came to Athens in the low season expecting few places open and we got hosted at Avli. Before go to the room we decided to have dinner! That was the best reception someone could have arriving in a new place! Despite the few options due to low season we decided to trust the waitress and it was the best decision we did ever. Wonderful food with a sort of attention and interaction we could probably not have in high season. I extremelly recommend go to Avli and enjoy Cretan people and food surprise you!

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is an expensive restaurant but well worth it. I love the fact that you can have any wine by the glass. We shared a few dishes to keep the price down (in fact they suggested it). The service was excellent but a little slow later in the evening as it got busy. Still excellent though. Try the local dishes like braised goat in honey - so so good.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Nice location here, excellent food and very important, very original and imaginative. Went there after checking travel guides and we were really positively surprised. Do try all the more experimental food on the menu, try the things that you will not find in the standard Greek Kretan restaurants. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Telly2408
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

I've been there a few times. once it was for drinking something after dinner with friends, my husband saw their wine sellar (with controlled temperature) and came out astonished, they have more than 400 wine label from all over the world. one other time we went for a piece of cake and wow it was delicious. other times we were there with friends and we ate well decorated traditional greek and cretan plates. the place is astonishing! Unique! The old architecture is very well mixed with the modern and impressive style of the interior design. It's surely exclusive! they also have rooms to rent, but I've never been there. I love it! I'm looking forward to travel again to rethymno and go to eat there once more. It's not a cheap place.

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Thank Lauradafnu
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

While staying one night at the Avli apartments, we had both dinner and breakfast at their Avli restaurant. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. Their menu offers good selection and the quality of our meals were outstanding. I would highly recommend eating there.

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