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22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“goat” (57 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

I happened upon this little gem one night while staying in Rethymno. I had a late lunch and hadn't intended to eat, but the menu sounded so interesting and unique I just had to pop in - and I am so glad I did! The...More

Thank starinnle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Searching around for a restaurant we were asked by the host to check their restaurant out. As always, the usual selling talk but wow. Very unexpected, we were led into a beautiful backyard. The food was amazing and the waiters treated us as very welcomed...More

Thank marc2508
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great lunch, one of the best in Crete. Perfect Greek food with a culinairy twist. The service is great. The building is venetian with lots of character. A most go if you want a nice culinairy treat in Rethymnon.

Thank jarnotenbroek1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst restaurant I've ever been to. We waited over 25 minutes to order our food and during that time we were made to feel invisible to the point we almost walked out. Yes the garden area is pretty but the staff are rude and the...More

Thank Kate G
AVLIRethymnon, Owner at Avli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We would like to thank you for your ‘review’ of Avli on TripAdvisor, although we are not sure at all that you actually have ever visited our venue. This review is the one and only in your profile!! It states that "we forgot to add...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice decoration of the restaurant with excellent service. Salad was nice and the main dishes were excellent with special flavors of each one. A little bit expensive but it was worth it.

Thank john v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Avli restaurant was excellent! Well cooked, tasteful and with a updated version of tradition. The restaurant itself is very romantic and we indeed enjoyed our meal without paying too much.

Thank Agapi V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are driving through Crete and stopped in rethymnnon. The court yard of this restaurant attracted us as it's spectatular, lush and very tropical. However the service was poor, was a big turn off with the whole experience. Almost snobby attitude was the feeling we...More

Thank Kosmayer
AVLIRethymnon, Owner at Avli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kosmayer Thank you for visiting Avli and finding it spectatular, lush and very tropical. As you have already personaly checked Avli offers much more than an average restaurant. Therefore prices in specific gastronomique dishes maybe are a bit higher than the local market but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate one dinner at Avli in early May, and thought the food and service outstanding! The pork main dish I had there may be the best pork I have ever tasted, anywhere – fork tender and wonderfully, delicately flavored. Seriously mouthwatering! From amuse bouche...More

Thank KJA3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are big funs of Crete, and especially Rethymno area. Our first visit to this restaurant was 12 years ago, and on every visit to Crete, we make sure that we have dinner here. Avli would translate in garden in english, and this is the...More

Thank Mats H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful courtyard setting - Both our meals were barely lukewarm. We declined a dessert but were presented with one after we had paid the bill and were walking out of the restaurant ! I dont think we will return.

Thank Geoff C
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Finola K
Hi, I am looking for a nice little restaurant to have my wedding meal, 30/40 guests can you accomidate this? do you have set menu and price per person and do you accomidate having traditional music and dancers etc it would be for the whole evening?
18 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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We will be arriving in Rethymnon on May the 19th, which is my husband's birthday. Do I need to make reservation in advance?
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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