- Distance to Heraklion Airport 64Km
- Outdoor Pool
- Sun terrace
- Free WiFi
- Low Deposit Options Available
- Interest FREE Payment Plans
Apart from exploring the secluded coves, picturesque villages, breathtaking landscapes and ancient ruins, there is another, equally if not more, pleasurable way of acquainting ... Continue reading
Apart from exploring the secluded coves, picturesque villages, 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 décor, AVLI’s culinary offerings will satisfy the most demanding of customers. Our menu pays tribute to the famous Cretan Cuisine with both traditional dishes as well as innovative creations from the best products the rich Cretan land has to offer. The local chef Petros 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. The 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. All 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. 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 tantalise 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 Greece
- Bicycle rental (surcharge)
- Hot tub/jacuzzi
- Outdoor pool (seasonal)
- Sun terrace
- Air conditioning
- Bridal suite
- Car hire
- Family rooms
- Free WiFi
- Gift shop
- Non smoking rooms
- Room service
- Safety deposit box
- Shops (on site)
- Soundproof rooms
- VIP room facilities
Location: This former Venetian lord’s house is situated in Rethymnon’s Old Town. Accommodation: Avli is a combination of all-suites hotel with restaurant, wine cellar and a shop with traditional products. Avli was created 25 years ago, in 1987, in an effort to optimize and upgrade the historic center of Rethymnon. Avli is housed in a cluster of beautiful Venetian buildings of the 16th century offering the visitor a real acquaintance with the life of Crete. Rooms: Seven charming 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. Venetian arches, works of art, crystal and porcelain are shown off against an authentic Greek background of flowers and fountains. The colours of the palette of this mysterious island lend their names to the suites. Free Sports/Welness: outdoor jacuzzi Sports/Wellnes Fee: beauty services, massage, yoga, Scuba diving and snorkeling (all on request) Entertainment/Activities: cooking lessons, wine tasting For children: baby sitting (on request) Meals/Drinks: Guests may choose between the 460 wine labels in the Fusion Enoteca, accompanied by delicious dishes. The on-site restaurant serves Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine. Official category: *****
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Anyone could be forgiven for mistaking the hugely popular package tour holiday resort town of Rethymnon for a sort of Cretan-inspired theme resort, but the best thing about the town is that its picturesque historic heart is actually genuine. The old town is just that: old, its winding alleys overhung with pretty wooden flower-bedecked balconies flaunt historic Venetian and Turkish architectural influences. Fortunately a recent mad spate of tourist development has left the old town untouched, so it can now delight the many photo-happy visitors and serve as a bustling venue for tavernas, restaurants and souvenir shops. To the east is one of Crete's longest sandy beaches, which has become the target of developers and is lined with apartment blocks and hotels. Excursions are easily made to Heraklion, Chania or the monastery of Arkadhi.
Daily boat excursions are the latest activity in Rethymnon, taking holidaymakers to the beautiful beaches at Bali or Marathi, and include lunch at a local taverna with unlimited wine. Evening cruises are also a popular activity, and there are opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Sights within the city include the mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Han and the Venetian fortress as well as an archeaological museum.
The inner harbour of Rethymnon sports an array of restaurants perfect for holidaymakers and fish tavernas, many of which are expensive for what they are; the Samaria taverna is more reasonably priced and among the best here, while Famagusta offers a range of food from Greek cuisine to western and Chinese. Better value can be found in the streets around the Rimóndi fountain where there are some old-fashioned cafes serving local fare including delicious helpings of traditional yoghurt and honey. These include Kyria Maria, Agrimia and Othonos, all overlooking the fountain.
Nightlife in Rethymnon ranges from noisy pubs and bars around the inner harbour or inside the old town, to more relaxed bars on the beach where holidaymakers can enjoy the sounds of the sea while sipping on the favourite drink. Fortezza Disco is the flashiest in town, along with other dance clubs like the Metropolis, New York Club and the Opera Club. A new younger bar scene has appeared above the inner harbour around the Platía Plastira, with music bars sporting outdoor terraces.
There is an overwhelming amount of gift shops geared towards holidaymakers offering tourist souvenirs, as well as a variety of handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, woodcarving and woven goods. Cretan embroidery can be found at Haroula Spridaki, while various items carved from olive wood are at Olive Tree Wood. Palaiopoleiou offers genuine antiques and old textiles and those interested in modern ceramics and Greek pottery should stop at Omodamos. Self-caterers will find numerous general stores and mini supermarkets scattered about, and there is a daily market below the Porta Guora, as well as a bakery just behind the Rimóndi fountain.
Rethymnon doesn't have the ruins and archaeological sites that many Greek holidaymakers expect for such an old city.
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Hotel address : 12, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, 74100
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