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Avli

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you ever find yourself wandering in the picturesque alleys of Rethymno's old city, which by the way, I strongly recommend that you do, then do take a minute to explore Alvi. I can guarantee you that the moment you step in, you will feel the unique, distinctive character of the place and the lavish love and genuine hospitality spirit,... More 

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1 Thank Michalis V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing location, a unique experience that will lead you to the traditional Cretan food reinvented and mixed by the chef using excellent ingredients to please and surprise your palate. All accompanied by the typical and renowned Cretan hospitality and an excellent service. Definitely a place not to be missed!

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Thank Livingston07
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

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2 Thank DaveH_SF
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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!

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Thank Kirkkumar
Heraklion, Greece
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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!

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Thank Eleni K
Athens, Greece
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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.

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Thank Emiki
Crete, Greece
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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 

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Thank Tzatzak
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank Sylwinds
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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 

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Thank CumbrianKelpie
Kingston upon Thames
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?