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Avli Taverna

Prigkipos Georgiou 12, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
+30 2841 082479
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Prigkipos Georgiou 12, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great little restaurent tooked away. Made to feel very welcome and the food was homemade traditional Greek food. Would have liked to eaten there again if there had been more time. Lights on an evening made for a lovely romantic setting.

1  Thank Yorkshireteaforme
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Establishment always so situated near the lake and its very pleasant terrace. Unfortunately the cooking is not any more at the level of the fact than it was: dishes have no more the same delicacy and the same brought care. The service being besides rather...More

Thank Chris2437
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A bit off the beaten track but easy to find. Lovely shady walled garden. Good food (including vegetarian option), friendly staff and good service. Worth finding!

Thank Devontravel
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Along with my Wife and our friends, we spent a fantastic evening at this authentic Cretan Restaurant, tucked away from the ‘madding crowd’ and overpriced tourist venues. Highly recommended. Don’t expect the fastest service, but the idea is you are on holiday, relax, sit back...More

1  Thank alandarrah
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went to the Avli after reading reviews on Trip adviser and we loved it. The staff were great, the food was delicious and the price was very good. Will definitely return when next in Ag Nik

Thank bev d
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This taverna is simply wonderful. I strongly advise anyone holidaying in Agios Nicolaos to try this place for a meal. Up a quiet side street close to the town centre (but not suffering from the malaise of the rubbish food around the lake) is this...More

Thank pmt17
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere. You are sitting under real grapevines and fig trees. Food is delicious, authentic and excellent.

Thank Jochen F
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Very nice place and friendly service but the food was really average if not just for turists! Small portions, unsual for cretan customs and expensive for that quality.

Thank dib502
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Nice family owned restaurant. Our waiter was the owner and he was very hospitable. He tried to figure out what we liked and gave us cretan dishes he thought we like, something we've never had before he said. The food is simple but delicious. The...More

Thank Bird D
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We went there yesterday with my husband and my mother in law, just a few meters away from the lake this tavern gives you a chance to feel the greek traditions in every single way, plently of local dishes, the food was very delicious, the...More

1  Thank Mihaela R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prigkipos Georgiou 12, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 082479
Traditional Restaurant - Taverna in Agios Nikolaos. The best choice of tradional Cretan cooking, Fresh "MEZE and wine from our barrel in our green garden. Welcome ... a taste of Crete...
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