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Alana restaurant

15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 027737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Very good food in a top atmosphere. The service was very nice too. A "must" in your visit to Rethymnon.

1  Thank Murmellientje
Reviewed December 5, 2017

We visited Alana 12 months after our first visit just to see if high standards have been maintained! I can report that nothing has changed, the same staff, the same high standard of cooking married to great service! There has been one change. They have...More

Thank StaffordshireTrebs
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We ended up spending our last three evenings in Rethymnon at this restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere, top notch service and food you could just die for! The dry-aged beef, mushroom risotto and sea-bass had world-class standards, and combined with a good wine recommended by the waiters,...More

Thank Holstad
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We visited Crete last summer and had the chance to move around the island. Following the tripadvisor reviews we decided to give a shot to this restaurant and for sure we didn't regret. Nice staff kind and helpful, very nice and fresh food. We tried...More

Thank Paolo V
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed two wonderful evenings eating at Alana. The ambience is perfect eating outside on a terrace with unobtrusive music. The service was welcoming and helpful and the food on both occasions excellent - be prepared for large portions especially the starters which I think...More

Thank MikeE57
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after a number of recommendations. We had sea bass and it was very good. However, the atmosphere of the restaurant is lacking. Instead of a single attentive waiters we were served in one way or another by 7 separate wait...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed October 20, 2017

The setting is a beautiful courtyard under a huge tree. It is very stylish without being fussy. The food is excellent and a little bit different. We ate tempura prawns with black taramasolata, then a slow braised lamb shank and grilled squid. The wine waiter...More

Thank chrysalis77
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Not as tasty or interesting as we’d hoped. Tuna was too meaty for us and vegetables too soft and a bit cold.

Thank stephi h
Reviewed October 18, 2017

We went to this very creative restaurant in July this year. It's a unique place,wonderful people who really care about food and people. The dishes were outstanding ,I could try to describe them,but please go there and let the restaurant speak for itself with its...More

Thank silverf0x1949
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

My wife booked this after reading great reviews on Trip Advisor and it terms of ambiance for a meal out it is right on the button. The combine a mixture of indoors/outdoors very well with the use of oversize parasols and discreet lighting. Seating is...More

Thank Gerad B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$16 - $37
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 027737
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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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