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Alana restaurant

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15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 694 837 4330
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was excellent. Service also. Just two minutes form the OLD harbour but far enough from all the tourists that go no further ....

Thank Wouter v
Kilmacow, Kilkenny, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried many restaurants, mostly all good, some very good but Alana is first class dining. Little expensive but not overly for the quality you get. We had the chateaubriand, cooked to perfection & carved at the table. Good house wine, very helpful well trained staff. Tonight is our last night here so it's back to Alana. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Cate L
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been fortunate to eat in some of the best restaurants in Europe and the Alana is right there with them. Having had a forgettable experience at the Veneto some locals recommended the Alana as a treat, there only grumble was the restaurant does not stay open all year. The restaurant is based in an old Venetian Courtyard but... More 

Thank StaffordshireTrebs
Leek, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Alana has great atmosphere and is nicely set out. My wife and I love this restaurant and have visited 5 times over the 2 trips we've made to Crete in the past year. The service from the Alana team is excellent and so is the food. Highest quality all round. Would highly recommend Alana.

Thank Tim C
Hertford, UK
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The layout of the restaurant is brilliant and we sat on an elevated table which provided a great outlook. The food was delicious, particularly the main course meats, and the staff very good. 2 minor things made the evening less than perfect. We find the extra charge for vegetables that should be included in the dish very irritating, and the... More 

Thank DandGHertford_UK
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful place to eat and relax. Away from the hassle of the harbour restaurants with all their banter. A place to eat,relax and enjoy the best of cuisine. Good attentive service. No better place to unwind after a morning visit to the fort.

Thank stephen l
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A dinner at Alana is an evening enjoying fine dining with an excellent menu, attentive and informative staff and exceptionally clean facilities!The statutory complimentary dessert and dessert wine was delicious but having visited twice in ten days is it wrong to wish they'd vary this...? The restaurant is set in a garden with different levels to break it up. All... More 

Thank happyholsforever
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We where recommended here by the receptionist at our hotel as we both did not like the look of the really touristy restaurants along the old Harbor . What a treat this place was . Firstly the service was excellent and secondly the food was an absolute treat . The Chateaubriand was cooked to perfection nice and rare at first... More 

Thank chillielf
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best lamb shank and steak I've had in my life. I'm a big meat eater from Texas surrounded by quality meat with amazing restaurants and this place was simple amazing. Simple menu, great options you cannot go wrong. The butcher is a local farmer that supplies all the meat and the vegetables are all local and delicious. Just please trust... More 

Thank Robby K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food we had during our stay in Crete. Service perfect too. We had lamb and Greek salad with local red wine. Free dessert. Nothing to complain.

Thank Minna L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $33
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, 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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