In a stately Venetian villa with a beautiful garden set in one of the most impressive spots in the Old Town of Rethymno stands Avli Restaurant, a perfect place for a romantic evening out or a classy dining experience with family or friends. Avli Restaurant has an impressive ambiance with tasty nouveau-Cretan-style food.
You can enjoy your meal in the idyllic garden courtyard surrounded by fruit trees, bougainvillea canopies, pots of aromatic herbs and works of art. The dining area is decorated with iron and glass. The old stable in the building has been converted to a sleek wine bar, where you can choose from an interesting collection of over 400 Greek wines as there are experts to take you through wine-tasting.
The food served at Avli attempts to redefine gourmet Cretan cuisine taking it one step further toward offering the best of Mediterranean fare. Local produce and fresh seafood add to the rich flavor and taste of dishes created by a talented chef. He even cooks dishes, especially for the children. The desserts menu is quite interesting with modern and traditional sweets of all kinds. Avli is included in Concred (Conserving the Cretan diet) as one of the best-recognized restaurants in Crete.