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Taverna Avli

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Ano Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 693 676 8479
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a fantastic restaurant which we found to be very accommodating of families and large groups. The staff were welcoming and the food was delicious. In our two week stay we visited 4 times (in both small and large groups) and we never left unsatisfied.

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Thank Lauren D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited this lovely place and we order great fish. You alsof can buy homemade olive oil, raki and honey here! I definitely recommend this taverna. Its worth to drive up here and have a great meal for great prices!

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Thank Milana S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely family taverna. Place is very nice and quite for a lunch. We tried some meze that we found it very good. Stuffed aubergine are the best. You should try them ! Pass for wifi is on the pic.

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Thank Adina L
Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The place is not easy to locate. It is behind the main church of Gouves Village. It is exactly next to a very old church in a quite little street. The owner is a simple man and very friendly. The menu is simple and we had some selection from the menu. All tasted great and prices were reasonable. We went... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We cannot fault the hospitality of the family. Very traditional meze, fresh and excellent presentation and at a great price. This place is off the beaten track but it is well worth hunting it out.

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Thank Mike769953
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Went on a quiet night and wasn't sure whether it would be any good but we were given a fabulous welcome and the tastiest Meze ever! Had to revisit during our holiday and had the best dolmades I've ever had anywhere in Greece.

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Thank PlaistowP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food was fantastic, I had possibly the best Kalamari ever & the rest of our party were equally impressed. The service was great, Alexandros was wonderful host, the food was fresh that day, all around a great lunch, it was hard to leave.

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Thank DJ2459
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had lunch here well worth a visit pleasant surroundings food was first class good value for money

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

A fabulous, very traditional taverna which actually makes you feel like you are in Greece unlike a lot of the restaurants in Kato Gouves which also offer pizza and pasta on their menus. There was meat on the spit, a limited but ample menu, fabulous fava and lots of juicy prawns. Yum. Really great with brilliant service. Well worth the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

A great setting at the heart of a tiny village 3 k from the sea sunk into the side of a mountain. Lovely food very Greek, tasty and fresh. Good local wines. A family business with Mama in the kitchen, husband front of house and charming sons serving.delightful people with little English, good German but language is not a problem,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ano Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Gouves
  • Phone Number: +30 693 676 8479

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?