AVLI CREATIVE CUISINE
Buried in the cobbled streets of Rethymno, AVLI is a secluded establishment created by Katerina Xekalou, for those who demand more from their holidays.
Domes, Venetian arches, fountains with running water, cool cellars, comfortable sofas, antique furniture, elegant utilitarian objects, paintings and works of art, linen handicrafts, porcelains and crystals all set the scene in the gourmet restaurant, wine bar, cafÎ¹ and lobbies. Nestled under the clear Cretan sky, AVLI's courtyard is home to wonderful vine canopies and harbors a fusion of floral scents, providing the perfect setting for those wishing to savour exceptional gastronomic delights.
AVLI is set in a Cretan villa with Venetian and Turkish elements which date back to 1530. Drenched in 500 years of history, the AVLI site has been home to a Venetian lord and has witnessed many events marking the passage of time. It was rebuilt in 1987 by the architect Kostas Iliakis and decorated with articles from abandoned factories, windmills and ancient villas. The grinding wheels, antiquated metal fixtures and farming tools create a magical atmosphere reminiscent of years past and years gone by.
AVLI Creative Cuizine
Apart from exploring the secluded coves, picturesque village, breathtaking landscapes and ancient ruins, there is another, equally if not more, pleasurable way of acquainting oneself with a region. That of experiencing its culinary delights.
For the past 20 years, AVLI has been on a quest for gastronomic delicacies from Crete and the Mediterranean to stimulate your palate. Set in a Venetian villa of 1530 with a blossoming garden and meticulous decor, AVLI's culinary offerings will satisfy the most demanding of customers.
Our menu pays tribute to the famous Cretan Cuizine with both traditional dishes as well as innovative creations from the best products the rich Cretan land has to offer.
Our local chef Petros Kosmadakis and his team ensure that the dishes capture the aromas and flavours intimately linked to the traditions of the island, offering a culinary experience what will allow you to acquire a taste of our rich culture.
Unique tableware and handpicked pieces of Art add to the flair of another era.
AVLI Fusion Enotica
Our wine cellar is one of the largest in Greece, with more than 460 different labels. You will find the ideal wine to accompany the delicious dishes that our chef prepares for you.
Selected Greek wines from both large and small-scale producers are kept at the perfect temperature and humidity, to ensure pristine quality, in the same cellar where the Lords of Crete stored the grapes yielded by their lands over 500 years ago.
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