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Alana restaurant

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Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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+30 694 837 4330
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This has since our first visit 4 years ago been our must visit restaurant when in Rethymnon. Great service, great menu and great wine list. This time was no exception, the lamb was the best I've ever eaten, and I've had my share of lamb. You will not regret a visit here, for couples on a romantic evening or as... More 

Thank MondayDan
Marseille, France
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141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great "garden" to eat on, extremely friendly staff, good wine list, and great food Although by Crete standards this is at the expensive end (€25 per head) its great to get away from the standards of souvlaki, greek salad etc. the menu is creative and has a modern twist to traditional cuisine HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thank Nicolas C
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A perfect little oasis away from the mid dat heat. We had beef salad, North African style chicken and lamb shank with mash. I tasted all three and they were cooked perfectly. Fabulous service, great wine, lovely setting, not rushed. Please review trip advisor or other rating website before booking rethymnon restaurants as not all are as good or honest... More 

Thank Sam L
Preston,lancs england
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful restaurant particularly at night with its attractive lighting and tiered layout.You feel it's a bit special just being escorted to your table by the lady greeter at the entrance.The food and wines are excellent and whilst the price can add up you can also eat reasonably cheaply as the menu is quite varied.It always feels like your... More 

Thank perrygrin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic venue! Sitting under the trees being served a very well prepared menu from start to finish. Drinks of high quality followed by perfectly cooked dishes (Tenderloin cooked to perfection) and a nice dessert menu. We are likely going back already later this week! (Side note - very fresh/new atmosphere, toilets better than in the hotel) All in all -... More 

Thank Holeri
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go for the sharing beef!!! What an amazing meal we had! We came last year and loved it and we were not let down again! We came for my partners parents 60th birthday and we pre ordered sparkling wine in the afternoon for arrival and it was perfect followed by a birthday suprise at the end! Fantastic service, great wine... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resturant was recommended by the hotel. A beautiful resturant in the old city, very lovely atmosphere and very good food. The variety is a mix of traditional and international cuisine. Highly recommended.

Thank sanabtawi
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a week in Rethymnon, trying different restaurants each night and Alana was the best. Cretan food is already delicious and Alana seemed to just raise the bar. The lovely courtyard setting under the trees is very inviting. It was a good sign that the place was filled with locals. We managed to get a table without reservation, although... More 

Thank Zarina-Summer
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant this evening, no reservation, we just wandered in. The restaurant was very busy but despite this the staff were able to get a table for us almost straight away. The surroundings are beautiful, we were seated near to the bar in the courtyard with the trees providing a lovely canopy. The staff were... More 

Thank IslingtonA
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmospheric setting, waiting staff attentive and helpful and most importantly delicious food. We had the cold meat starter to share, which was (standard Cretan portions) huge! Fillet steak and beef cheek for main, both faultless. All this with a bottle of prosecco, bread and olives, cocktails and complimentary aperitif and pudding for €95... Would highly recommend for anyone visiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $33
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 694 837 4330
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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