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Alana restaurant

15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 027737
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service from the nice staff was really the best! Went there 3 Times during our stay in Rethymnon. Can really recommend this restaurant

1  Thank gunilla1h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First went to Alana's in 2015. Been back a further 8 times over the past 3 years whilst on our holidays in Crete. Brilliant restaurant, lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff and great food. We will definitely visit again next year when we return to Crete.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best restaurant in whole of Rethymno - we had the best food! Delicious meats cooked to perfection and very good service! This is worth a visit!

Thank Mette K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal and service we have had in the past 2 weeks touring around. The Crenetian plate appetizer was awesome! Good wine list. Impeccable service.

Thank ccmr4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food in an open air restaurant. Very efficient service and great food. Good portion sizes. Traditional Greek and modern European dishes.

Thank raemoirman
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We chose this place based on the menu and the look of the terrace. The review at the time of writing had this at 39/300 but it should be higher, we were very impressed with every course and the wines. The staff (as is common...More

Thank Neilyweely
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place and good food. This time I was travelling alone and table for one.. sitting alone near the kitchen. Please ....

Thank Vipeh1
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Recommended by the apartment owner, this was a delight to find. We have been to Crete 5 times, and reviewed many excellent tavernas - but I made an early mistake by not differentiating between a 5 star taverna, and a 5 star proper restaurant (so...More

Thank WilliamC425
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, really nice staff , good range of choice on the menu .Would highly recommend for a great evening out

Thank Polly2707
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We've been coming here for many years and received a warm welcome on our return this month. We came here for both lunch and dinner and enjoyed both, lunch is more chilled and come the evening it gets a great vibe and buzz, with great...More

1  Thank SJBMB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $34
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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