In the old city of Rethymno on the historical island of Crete, the biggest Greek island, architect Kostas Iliakis renovated in 1987 a beautiful mansion dating back to 1660, using a brilliant combination of Cretan, Venetian and Oriental techniques, to create what is today the “Avli Lounge Apartments” hotel.
Choose Greek wines from large and small producers, and keep them under perfect conditions - temperature humidity - to ensure their quality.You will find the perfect wine to accompany the delicious dishes prepared for you to spend enjoying a glass of wine and listening to great music or even have a business meeting in a beautifully decorated and civilized place.
Local dishes teach us much about the geophysical and climatic conditions, the local economy, even its history.
AVLI, for 25 years, constantly searches and suggests dishes from Crete and the Mediterranean to unprejudiced, adventurous and willing palates. In a Venetian mansion built around 1600 that continues to “live” until today, a group of young people is trying to reconcile memories of yesterday and materials to the eating habits of today.
We cook for you and preserve, as much as possible, the authenticity of the culture and tradition that surrounds us.