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22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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+30 2831 058250
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San Francisco
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, note that the Avli restaurant in older reviews with the garden setting is being renovated now. The current Avli is down the street about 100 meters and around the corner. It's a medium sized restaurant with quaint decor. And the menu is similar to but bot quite the same as the one on their website. There's regional specialties like... More 

Thank DaveH_SF
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the typical Greek place. Gorgeous inside, great service, and fabulous food. Try the seven course fixed menu, local wine. Beware cats on wall and under your table! Lots of local people dining there too, makes it even better. Fun!

Thank Kirkkumar
Heraklion, Greece
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Flowers and trees are used for the decoration,walk in just to have a look in this garden and you will be amazed..The food is definately one of the best you can have in town!

Thank Eleni K
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Mouthwatering dishes, tastefull wine, polite stuff and a great atmosfere. Totally recommended for the lovers of the gourmed cusine.

Thank Emiki
Crete, Greece
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Avli is one of the very few remaining places where quality, charm and character still remain intact, in spite of recession and globalisation flatness. Its yard (avli) and interior exude sophistication and a timeless charm that travels you to the Venetian rulers and back to today, in a totally relaxing and enchanting mood. The whole decor shows the character and... More 

Thank Tzatzak
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The staff is very attentive to your experience, making sure you have a lovely dinner in beautiful surroundings. Avli serve all the traditional Freek dishes, as well as Cretan specialities and a lot of modern Greek cuisine. Quality is very high. A bit pricey but we returned with our family after our first dinner earlier on in the holiday (as... More 

Thank Sylwinds
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Really lovely to sit out in the quaint old town alleyways, beautiful flowers tumbling down the walls and between the buildings..food OK but overpriced..saying that we would go back..it's just what you'd expect from a tourist trap, but for an odd meal on holiday it's neither here nor there.. The only real offputter was the alcoholic, film-star gigilo wannabe waiter,... More 

Thank CumbrianKelpie
Kingston upon Thames
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were staying in the attached hotel so had to try this. Slightly disappointed that there had been a shower so we had to eat inside but then, it was November! The food was lovely. I had the roast lamb with lemon and thyme and my partner had the prawn linguine. Both were really well cooked. Service was attentive and... More 

Thank Rachael2001
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Lovely building with a nice patio to eat outside. Every dish is a signature dish with a lot of attention for the presentation. Excellent wine list as well!

Thank Lieven D
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We came across this restaurant whilst walking through the backstreets of the town. The location in a gorgeous courtyard first caught our eye, followed by the menu, which was different from most Cretan establishments. The TA entry is confusing, because they own two establishments next to each other. One is a simple Taverna, the other an upmarket restaurant. We are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Fusion
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?