Avli Lounge Apartments is an expression of Crete’s layered past. Once the location of a Venetian lord’s home, an olive press, a soap factory and tannery, it is nestled in a cluster of three Venetian houses including the first building erected in the area dating back to 1660, located in the heart of Rethymnon’s old city. History is communicated through Cretan, Venetian and Turkish architectural elements that whisper the heritage of an island that knows occupation and resistance well. Seven distinctive suites combine domes, Venetian arches, fountains, cool cellars, antique furniture, and works of art with Cretan influences that narrate the story of an occupied island and its occupier, and the historical relationship between the two.
The award-winning Avli restaurant is one of the Founding Members of the Society for the preservation of Mediterranean Cuisine. Set in a vine and blossom covered courtyard, it offers Creative Cuisine based on Traditional Cretan recipes including Fouriariko Katsikaki, village goat cooked with honey and thyme, or Mageria Salad, featuring Cretan legumes and herbs, also boasting more than 460 different vintage wines in its cellar.
The hotel also offers Gourmet Cooking lessons to privates or groups and more.
Amenities: 7 luxurious suites with internet connection, satellite tv, CD player, mini bar, safe deposit box, Jacuzzi baths, deluxe bath amenities.
Events: With the most exhaustive wine cellar in Crete, Avli organises memorable wine tastings as well as cooking classes. Ideal for private dinner parties and VIP meetings.
Open all year round - Rates are from 165€ to 275€ including breakfast