We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“bit disapointed”
Review of Avli

Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Staines, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“bit disapointed”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rep recommended this one so went (sat night) it got very busy, fine. Felt in the way as solo traveller and people waiting for tables. As a veggie I ordered a veg lasagne (but had to ask) when it came the pasta was more like bread and soggy. Staff were fine but rushed almost panic. Perhaps Saturday isn't the best night.

Visited June 2014
Thank chris h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

195 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Serbian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Still very good”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is about 12 years since we dined at the Avli- still as popular and still very good food. It does get full at times but often its only a matter of 15 mins or so, so chill and have a drink.

Visited June 2014
Thank ChrissieH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Relaxed and excellent food and service”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Welcomed by the owner on arrival and given info about the menu and specials. Food is very well cooked and presented and portion size is good. By this I mean that the focus is on the food rather than adding loads of unnecessary extras (chips, rice and baked potatoes!) which is what we found at a number of other restaurants on Skiathos. We ended up going to Avli 3 times during our stay. Try it you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank MarkWRoberts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
256 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Always fantastic”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have visited the Avli on previous visits to Skiathos and were looking forward to our return as we have always had a good meal here.
It is a very traditional taverna set on a terrace. We were greeted very warmly by the owner and shown to the last free table. Service here is very relaxed and chilled and you don't feel rushed at all. Wonderful pitta with olive paste and garlic butter was served to our table whilst we browsed the menu.
We had the baked feta to start but the main course was wonderful, two portions of fried squid as we had had this before we knew it didn't come with anything so greek salad and home made chips to shared were ordered. This was beautiful cooked and topped off with a good house wine.
The owner is very happy and jolly and the taverna just has a lovely feel to it. At the end of the meal we were also offered a drink on the house by the owner.
This is a really lovely traditional taverna doing wonderful Greek food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank SamM2509
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, UK
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Service with a smile!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

On the strength of the reviews on here we decided to go here on our first night. It didn't disappoint and was one of only two places in the area that we went back to (Jimmys being the other).

We were welcomed by the softly spoken owner (who proudly came over and showed off his trip advisor recommendation!) and were soon enjoying the complimentary pitta and olive paste.

We had excellent starters of tiropitakia and saganaki before digging into the excellent beef stifado and steaks.

Nice old school taverna, family owned and run, in a lovely setting and one which I'm sure we will return to again in future.

2 Thank Marc_and_Carrie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Avli also viewed

Agia Paraskevi, Skiathos

Been to Avli? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing