A cluster of beautifully renovated Venetian dwellings in Rethymno’s old town, Avli comprises a world renowned restaurant, ten luxurious suites, an enticing wine cellar and a traditional products shop.
Avli was established in 1987 by Katerina Xekalou, a pioneer of the Cretan hospitality industry, whose vision was to create a fine restaurant and hotel immersed in Rethymno’s history, inspired by her memories of childhood, and infused with the essence of Cretan life. And at the heart of the concept was a courtyard...
Imagine waking up in a delightful suite overlooking ancient alleyways, before enjoying a health-enhancing breakfast. Designed to match their surroundings, Avli’s suites have been lovingly created to combine luxurious boutique comfort with bespoke design. Sophisticated, colourful and romantic, Avli Suites make the perfect tranquil retreat and base for exploring Rethymno.
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.
For same day requests, or last minutes reservations, please call us at +30 2831058250
Avli's philosophy is to share our passion for great ingredients, the creative process of our cooking, and inspiring tastes. Sharing is at the heart of what we do. Join us - in the market, in our kitchen and at our table - to create, to cook, to eat and to celebrate nature's harvest in Crete. As part of our offerings join us for a hands-on cooking masterclass with our executive chef, a five-course dinner, coupled with an unforgettable wine and olive oil tasting experience .
With many years experience in creating celebratory events - from intimate dinners to large-scale weddings - Avli's unique spaces matched with our dedication to excellence make for the perfect celebration. Dreams become reality at Avli.
1000 Places to See Before You Die
Greek Cuisine Restaurant Award 2017-2020
Historic Hotels of Europe Gourmet Award 2020
Hall of Fame Tripadvisor 2015-2020
Travel Award Condé Nast
Fodor's 100 Best Hotels Award
The New York Times for AVLI Restaurant