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Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 694 837 4330
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat...
Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made deserts are also offered.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food, wonderful atmoshere - an excellent find

Our favourite restaurant in Rethmynon, delicious food, wonderful friendly staff, welcoming but not pushy, helpful with recomendation of wine and food.... lovely garden setting and very reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Located just minutes from the over priced harbour area of the town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our favourite restaurant in Rethmynon, delicious food, wonderful friendly staff, welcoming but not pushy, helpful with recomendation of wine and food.... lovely garden setting and very reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Located just minutes from the over priced harbour area of the town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had early dinner with my wife. Lovely setting for a side street. Staff very attentive and helpful. Food was well presented, plentiful and very tasty. Even need to comment on the toilets, clean and modern. Great place to relax.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Located in a nice courtyard with big, beautiful trees. It opens up to a busy street which can be very noisy. We were seated near the street. No particular view, just a night club across the street with no windows. The restaurant is clean and a little bit New York chic. you might feel like you're not in Greece for... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Myself wife and brother and sister in law visited on a recent holiday. The restaurant is beautiful. We sat outside between 9 and 10.30pm but felt like we were in someone's home. The weather helped but the atmosphere and setting was stunning. Very rustic and comfortable. Amazing service and good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As reviewers have previously said this restaurant makes for a fabulous evening. Beautiful decor and great efficient staff and of course wonderful food and wine. The Greeks eat here so enough said. Just go there and enjoy, we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ate filet of oxe. Very tender and tasty. Good atmosphere, pleasant staff and clean and tidy restaurant.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited Alana following a recommendation from our hotel and were very pleased that we did! The outdoor setting in a beautiful garden makes for a very relaxing ambience - then the food and wine arrived and the night got better! I had the lamb casserole and my wife had the chicken breast both washed down with some great local... More 

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Clayton le Woods, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wonderful, vibrant restaurant with fabulous food. Great atmosphere and brilliant service. Visited here last year and were not disappointed this time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a very stylish restaurant, I like the colours of the exterior, the lights and all the little details in general. Food was excellent, especially those snails. Nothing can beat the chocolate souffle either. We've had a very romantic evening here. I'll be coming back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

i ordered a mixed fish plate and i got one that was looking really spectular plus 1 grilled fish on an own plate the guy filleted the fish for me with formidable competence and it was just great with a heavenly lemon sauce when i had eaten the fish i turned to the mixed plate and all of it was... More 

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Additional Information about Alana restaurant

Address: Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 694 837 4330
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 14 - 33
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 694 837 4330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups

Description

Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made deserts are also offered.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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