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₹₹₹₹Mediterranean, Greek,
22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“goat” (64 reviews)
“lamb” (60 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the lamb two nights in a row. it was so tender We have to say it was the best lamb we have ever eaten . We have traveled all over the world for 50 + years. The appetizers were great, the somalier knew...More

Thank Travelista
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A slightly eccentric establishment with an indoor and internal garden setting. The menu was slim but I prefer that to page of 'home cooked' food. The fish options were a little limited. The food was presented and well, and overall, brought some different insights and...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We had an excellent meal, the Goat main was really good. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their food. The restaurant is really pretty and a great place to enjoy food.

Thank ReverendRonnie
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place with it's beautiful garden and delicious white fish fillet. Waiters were very friendly and helpful with the choice of food.

Thank Kristina V
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I can't say a bad thing about this restaurant. The garden in the back makes it the perfect spot for a couples night out. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was calm, romantic, and relaxed. There is a live DJ who plays smooth and relaxing...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We loved the food, the place, the music, the service and the general atmosphere. We really enjoyed. Recommended!

Thank oori20
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Beautiful courtyard setting, superb cuisine, accompanied by techno music. Enough said! If this is your preference you will love it!

Thank chrysalis77
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our meal at Avli was one of the best meals that we had on our two week Greek vacation. Firstly, the beautiful courtyard in which the meals are served is a little oasis in a busy old town. The beautiful bougainvillaea decorate the courtyard perfectly....More

1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to wind away a few hours, sit in the beautiful garden dappled with sun through the flowers, olive and lemon trees. Great local wine and the goat is a must

1  Thank Will F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

During our 2 week Cretan holiday, every meal we`d had was excellent in one way or another but this restaurant really was very special. Our walk through the most picturesque narrow lanes in Rethymno to find the restaurant was a delight with profusions of flowers...More

1  Thank kathy b
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Finola K
19 February 2017|
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Response from AVLIRethymnon | Property representative |
Good evening Finola. We would like to thank you for being interested to have your wedding meal at our beautiful place. Yes we may assist all your needs. Our colleague will be very soon in contact with you, so to provide all... More
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16 May 2015|
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Response from AVLIRethymnon | Property representative |
Dear HulyaKey we would like to thank you for your interest about Avli. As most evenings we are quite busy is better to make a reservation in advance or even at the same day. Especially for Tuesday the 19, as we are quite... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou | Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250
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A roustic fine dinning restaurant, in the heart of the historical center of Rethymno, settled in a gorgeous Cretan mansion of the 15th century. Increadible lush courtyard (Avli in Greek), impressive wine cellar (Enoteca), unique flair and authentic Cretan cuisine at it's best! Refined, distinguished dishes, modern but true to their traditional roots. The focus is on the ingredients, the majority of them local and organic, artfully transformed into sophisticated cooking. Exquisite, valuable cookery lessons are also organised, upon demand. Prepare and cook typical Cretan dishes, learn a lot about local history and culture, feel the spirit of real Crete. Avli was established back in 1987, in the first rennovated building of the Old town; an inspired pioneer vision for the rebirth and highlighting a beautiful, but otherwise neglected area. Since then Avli is a passionate supporter of spreading the Cretan gastronomy in the local trade and a dedicated ambassador of the Greek wines.
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