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In the old town of Rethymno, a modern restaurant, in an atmospheric and relaxing environment, reinterprets traditional Cretan and Greek cuisine. Along with the best local products, an attentive and welcoming service, Alana is ready to welcome you for a complete culinary experience, with a selection of local and international wines, always at reasonable prices. Our passion and long experience has established our restaurant for both locals and visitors of our city.
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Healthy, International
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. One of the nicest meals we had we had during our time in Crete. Would definetely return.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We managed to squeeze in on the opening night, the last night of our holiday. what a wonderful way to end our stay. With no disrespect to Greek wine but the French red wine was absolutely superb, our meal with sharing starter was glorious, mains...delightful, finishing with a complimentary dessert wine, thank you for leaving us with wonderful memoriesMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we found this restaurant on the last day of our holiday or would probably have eaten here every day! It is tucked away down a quiet street, but not difficult to find. We happened upon it by chance on Saturday lunch time. A mix...of locals and tourists served with equal courtesy by the very friendly and attentive staff. We sat in the courtyard - such a wonderful atmosphere with a beautiful old tree, flowers and plants. The food was amazing. A rib eye steak for my husband which he declared to be one of the best he has ever eaten and fresh, succulent sea bass for me with a divine citrus sauce. If only we could get this quality of meat and fish at home without needing to take out a second mortgage! Absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced as were the drinks. It was so relaxing to be able to sit and enjoy a meal without any time pressure at all. Our visit to Alana was definitely a highlight of our Cretan holiday - highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed October 21, 2023

Very nice food, but maybe a little under spiced so just ask if you want more. Wonderful relaxing ambience of the courtyard. Not the usual Taverna fare but a balance between this and a more modern approach - a nice change.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

High-quality food for very reasonable price. The starters are so good, and the mains didn't let us down either. The place was a bit different than taverns the city is full of, some might think it's a bit fancy, but we think it was really...relaxed especially at lunch time. Friendly staff and a nice playlist of background music were the icing on the cake.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 11, 2023

We had a family dinner for 16 people. They set up a big table for us and served us a splendid meal. Nice atmosphere and very good service. Thank you very much

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 24, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful staff, helpful with wine selection. Very good food. Nice presentation, og good taste. Tentative waiters filling our glasses.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 23, 2023

From the very start this place is amazing, looks beautiful from the outside and even nicer inside, great service, we had shrimp, steak, 2 deserts, 2 coffees, and a lovely bottle of wine for a very reasonable €108, highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 18, 2023

We went to Alana Restaurant for a birthday dinner on a Friday evening. We hadn’t told the venue that it was my birthday and they treated us like it was nonetheless. We ate gorgeous food and they provided an immaculate service, gifting us with complimentary...dessert. The setting is aesthetically modern - the food is comprised of traditional dishes that are elevated. The service staff were impeccable - so much so that we returned again for another dinner in the week. What an amazing place to stumble across - I can wholeheartedly say that you must visit. (bread accoutrements, 2 x starters, 2 x main meals, dessert and 4 x alcoholic drinks = €114) Thank you so much for a beautiful 30th birthday 🫶🏻More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 18, 2023

An extensive menu, very good wine selection and excellent service characterize this restaurant. The quality of the menus is fantastic; sometimes traditional dishes are reinterpreted. The restaurant itself is ideally located in the center and has a beautiful terrace.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 16, 2023 via mobile

Best dinner in Rethymno.Loved the setting-very cool.First rate food including the Cretan appetisers plus the the Jumbo prawns for main course.Nice dry white wine-Ocean A.Cost 115 Euro for 2.Very reasonable Attentive service.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 9, 2023 via mobile

Perfect ending for our visit at Rethymnon. Service, food, wine, everything was very good and staff were very nice and active around the restaurant. Chateaubriand for two with 2 different sauces was just top notch and seabass ceviche isn't bestseller for no reason. Starters were...also surprisingly big portions so remember to take that in consideration. All in all a great restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 6, 2023 via mobile

The best restaurant we have tried in Rethymno, amazingly tasty food, and very good service. The atmosphere is really nice and quite, we have enjoyed it at maximum level. I highly recommend it to try it at the beginning of your holidays, because for sure...you want to come back at least one more time :)More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 28, 2023

The food was delicious, and it was also beautifully presented. Each plate was delicately arranged with a keen eye for aesthetics and attention to detail. Tasty, and fresh food. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking for an enjoyable culinary adventure.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 25, 2023 via mobile

If you want an interesting pleasing on the eye non seafront location with great service and good then book this place. They have a good menu, the food is well prepared and presented, prices are slightly higher than average but the quality is there. They...have a good wine list too. We had lamb shank, vegan burger, and beef Ragusa, and all were excellent. Their free desserts of sweet wine and fruit salads are a bit different and much better than the usual ghastly raki and watermelon. Really worth a visit or moreMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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On the menus it tells you which dish is gluten free. You can also ask the waiter what can be made gluten free for you. They are very helpful and user friendly as it can get really complicated trying to work out what you can... More
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Alana restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5