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, cafι 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.
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Specialities and products that have long yielded their place to their modern counterparts can be found on the shelves of the traditional grocery shop that we have created for our clientele. Tastes and smells of the past will tantalize your palate. Unique delicacies from all around Greece and particularly Crete will guide you on an unforgettable journey of discovery to become better acquainted with our country.
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