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, cafe 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 Lounge Apartments
Eight charming 30-55m2 suites of exquisite beauty complement AVLI's gastronomy
and wine facilities. Each suite pays homage to a unique architectural style based on the 15th century atmosphere and provides luxury comforts that meet one's every need, in the spirit of true Cretan hospitality.
The suites, each with its own office area, living room and luxury Jacuzzi bathtub, have air conditioning/ heating facilities and are equipped with refrigerator/mini bar, telephone, satellite TV and hi-fi, while the need for Internet access is also catered for.
On your arrival, we welcome you with fruit, sweet delicacies and soft drinks. On the traditional pebble-floored terrace, which offers a splendid view of the old city and the castle, you can enjoy a drink or read at leisure. Whether you opt to bask in the glorious sun or savour relaxing moments in the open-air Jacuzzi, you will soon be submerged in the relaxing atmosphere inspired by the suites and their location.
All of the lounge apartment suites boast the following facilities: Air Condition/Heating - Satellite Television - C.D. Stereo system - Direct dial Telephone - Internet Connection - Jacuzzi baths - Sitting area - Fridge and mini bar - Bathrobe and slippers - Beach towels - Bath amenities - Hair dryer - Shaver - Safety deposit box - Queen or King size beds - Baby bed (Cot) on request.
Services we provide: Transport to and from airports / harbors - 16 hour room service - Long sleeper breakfast for those who enjoy staying longer in bed - Laundry service - Organized excursions, visits to vineyards and biological farms - Secretarial support - Beauty Salon (hairdressing, manicure, pedicure) - Yoga and massage.
We organize: SoirÎ¹es of traditional and creative Cretan cuisine - Connoisseur ship evenings involving more than 460 labels of wines - Lessons of local cooking - Special celebrations - Private dinners - Various diet programs, upon request.
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