Explore the flavours and fragrances of Crete by sampling our world-famous gastronomic offerings - inspired by the island’s legendary natural produce and unique local delicacies.
Avli is proud to offer traditional dishes with a history and identity shaped by Crete’s rich gastronomic culture, and new and exciting interpretations of Cretan cuisine.
... AVLI offers a unique intimate fine-dining experience, with exceptional personal service. Catering to all tastes and dietary requirements, Avli’s award-winning restaurant has become an icon of contemporary Greek gastronomy.
Under the creative direction of Executive Chef, Vasilis Leonidou, Avli’s dishes reflect the essence of Cretan and Greek culinary traditions infused with contemporary flair. The old ways and the new, combining to make an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Pairing wine and food is is one of our favourite things to do. And our Enoteca (traditional wine cellar) provides the perfect spot to savour Avli’s uniquely curated wines from Crete, Greece and beyond. One of the largest restaurant cellars in Greece, our Enoteca features wines from over 460 producers, all selected for their fine quality. To sample fine Greek and new generation wines from Crete, along with many aged vintage wines look out for our regular wine-tastings.
Avli’s sister restaurant, RAKI BARAKI, with its retro deli vibe has a lovely ambience and informal feel. Choose a shaded outside table under the vines, or head inside to marvel at the chefs’ labours of love. Dishes such as shrimp saganaki, rabbit stew, slow-cooked lamb with yoghurt sauce are served meze style. Our version of the classic Cretan cafe (kafenion) and mezedes bar (rakadiko) offers mouthwatering dishes prepared in an open kitchen and makes an ideal lunch or dinner spot.