Project Description

Avli Lounge Apartments


Greek Cuisine Award 2018
Greek Cuisine Award 2017
Top25 Best Hotels for Romance in Greece by TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards
Proud winner of Fodors 100 Best Boutique Hotels 2014

Nestled in the pedestrian cobbled streets of Rethymno, the Avli Lounge Apartments or else the Avli Kriti, once the home of a Venetian Lord, is a secluded boutique hotel with a unique architectural mix of Cretan, Venetian and Turkish elements, ideal for guests who seek to relish the rich history and taste of the island within a luxurious hideaway.

Domes, Venetian arches, fountains with running water, cool cellars, antique furniture, paintings and works of art all set the scene for an escape with exceptional gastronomic delights in the gourmet – award winning – restaurant offering “Creative Cretan Organic Cuisine” based on Traditional Cretan recipes using local ingredients and supporting local producers. In 2012, Avli Lounge Apartments was awarded with the BIOKOUZINA award for the bio cuisine of the restaurant, and for the GREEK BREAKFAST prepared with authentic Greek and Cretan Products.
Since 2017, Avli receives the prestigious Greek Cuisine Award toped with numerous accolades.

The Avli Kriti is the perfect setting for a voyage to the magical atmosphere of Crete if you’re looking for a great hotel to combine cultural tours and a culinary trip, and participate into the Gourmet Cooking Lessons of Avli, and the Wine Testing at the “Fusion Enoteca”, taste Cretan products at the ʽRaw Materialsʼ, and enjoy authentic cretan entertainment at ʽRaki-Barakiʼ.

Life is about Stories. Stories are Recipes created by passionate people.
Here’s the story of Avli in Rethymnon, Crete, inspired and created by Katerina:

The Ingredients:
Grandmother’s home
Carefree childhood years
Memories around the table
Scents and senses
Cretan food
A passionate woman

The Recipe:
Blend all ingredients into a pot, season with a lot of passion, cook with patience and persistence, adjust and re-adjust as often as needed.

The Chef: Katerina Xekallou

Watch the Story Here: YouTube

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  • Historic Hotels traveller benefits
    • 5% reward of total booking on Hotel benefits, or
    • 5% rewards of total booking on Greek Historic Hotels Voucher (for next use)

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The hotel is amazing, the staff are fantastic. I recommend to all. If you want some magic in your holidays, this is the hotel that will give it.


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