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22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

We had two experiences at Avli. First, we had a lovely dinner in the garden. Excellent food and attentive service. The highlight, however, was taking a cooking class from Katerina. She was an amazing culinary guide and teacher of Greek cuisine and culture. We spend...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having been to Rethymno 2 times , I consider this particular restaurant , the "Avli" to be one of the best in the town . You enter an old fashioned building and dine in a beautiful garden inside it . The food is delicious ,...More

Thank PaulGold03
Reviewed 5 days ago

An old town house full of grandeur and style. Wonderful decoration with exquisite objects and pieces of art, superb Cretan food nouvelle cuisine style. A must visit where you will enjoy your meal in a unique setting.

Thank tsikaki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here by one of the reps selling travel excursions. Superb setting in natural shade, as we only wanted a light lunch we just had salads which were beautifully presented and flavoured. Well worth a visit, with great service too

Thank Fowenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled into this restaurant because menu posted outside looked good & so did the interior garden. We were most impressed - super food, excellent service, and a tour of the premises by the manager. To have an excellent meal in a lush garden is my...More

Thank Graphiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous Cretan old town setting and excellent Michelin star quality food at everyday prices. Ask for a tour of the building when you go there - you'll be amazed.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful restaurant nestled in the old town featuring a menu that is worth going out of your way to try. Service was accommodating, and we enjoyed exploring several courses.

1  Thank TravelMom269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a lovely night out in a beautiful place. the whole place was wonderful, and the food. fabulous .a very special chef. stunning

1  Thank dotsale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World class setting, service and standard. The food was incredible. Do not go past this restaurant otherwise you will regret it

1  Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with family after it was recommended to me. I didn't book a table but was shown to one straight away. The surroundings are beautiful. The meal came to approx €100 for 4 adults. 1 meze starter, 3 main and a salad...More

1  Thank elainewnel
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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