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Avli Taverna

Agia Galini Rethymno, Agia Galini, Crete 74056, Greece
+30 698 409 8135
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:45 Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Agia Galini Rethymno, Agia Galini, Crete 74056, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This amazing restaurant can be found just off the main street in the beautiful village of Agia Galini. Here you will be looked after by the owner Nikos, who will ensure that your evening is one to remember. Picture beautiful surroundings, culinary genius, fantastic personal...More

Thank t_atmore
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Avli is a little bit hidden up the street away from the harbour in Agia Galini unlike most other restaurants which are stacked at the harbor in this steep village built on the side of a mountain. We enjoyed perfect and very personal hospitality...More

1  Thank Trip_Input_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That’s a really nice place to stop for an excellent diner ! We had 2 meals in this beautiful typical taverna. We were warm welcomed and had such a fantastic moment. The food is amazing, very tasty, fresh and not expensive. A small delicious dessert...More

1  Thank Laure L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nikos and Katharina are the friendly owners from this very good restaurant. Good price form very good food 👌

Thank 254bernard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was amazing. The atmosphere, the owner was funny and very kind..making jokes till the end :) The food was so good to lick the fingers. Also, when you sit you get amazing beetroot salad and at the end the amazing fruit cake and some...More

Thank markon617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taverna Avli has been going for a couple of seasons now and it goes from strength to strength. 2nd visit of this holiday (been coming twice a year for 7 years) and tried some different things for me off the menu. In my opinion I...More

1  Thank Phil W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

There's no sea view at Avli, but who needs that when the food and service is so amazing? Me and my girlfriend had the stuffed zucchini flowers and the tomato balls as starters. Both were very tasty, and the portions were really big compared to...More

1  Thank ragingzucchini
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant, without a sea view but with excellent fish. The owner goes the extra mile and it shows in the number of repeat customers. My daughter ordered fish which he “opened “ for her. Calamari was excellent.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lamb appeared to be end pieces of scraggly lamb cutlets interspersed with tomatoes? on Souvlaki? (the best end saved for another dish?) Chewy, sinew, very fatty, thin bits burned and yes, bone, ouch! euro12! Could not attract attention of 2 staff to quietly complain, neither...More

Thank Suzie Wong H
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Good traditional Greek cuisine. Very nice and knowledgeable service. One of the top restaurants in the village..

Thank Andries M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Agia Galini Rethymno, Agia Galini, Crete 74056, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Agia Galini
  • Phone Number: +30 698 409 8135
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Welcome In one of the most beautiful and picturesque coastal places of Southern Crete, in Agia Galini, is located our traditional tavern "Avli". In a cosy and hospitable space, that combines harmoniously stone and wood, we expect you to try our tasteful suggestions. In our beautiful yard which has pretty flowers and our traditional wood stove, will travel you to past eras. The visitor has the chance to choose delicious dishes from a diverse menu that will satisfy the most demanding palates. In our tavern you may find both traditional tastes that carry the history and culture of Crete, and contemporary Greek and European cuisine's dishes. That, which we think, makes our "Avli" special is the love and enjoyment we have for beautiful, tasteful and happy moments. Our aim is to make you love our space and flavors as much as we do. Katerina & Nikos
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