In the old city of Rethymno on the historical island of Crete, the biggest Greek island, architect Kostas Iliakis renovated in 1987 a beautiful mansion dating back to 1660, using a brilliant combination of Cretan, Venetian and Oriental techniques, to create what is today the “Avli Lounge Apartments” hotel.
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, Toast with people who make songs out of life and let these songs transport you.
The people of Crete know well how to celebrate life and how to make you feel welcome.
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 of read at leisure. Whether you opt to bask in the glorious sun or savour relaxing moments in the Jacuzzi or swimming pool, you will soon be submerged in the relaxing atmosphere inspired by the suites and their location.