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Alana restaurant

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15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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+30 694 837 4330
12:00 - 01:00
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 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 13 October 2016 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 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
Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend <3 This is one of the best restaurants in Rethymnon.Fantastic service, amazing food and the best waiters. Enjoy your visit <3

Thank Mariann E
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed in the old town for 5 days recently and were advised to try this restaurant. So we did having big expectations. On arrival a sulky girl showed us in to a table. We were given menus and wine list and so we chose our food. My friend and I like lamb so we chose different dishes, one with... More 

Thank puppsicle
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

As recommended at our hotel (Palazzo Vecchio) we ate nearby at Alana. What a good steer it was. At the end of a16 day stay, this was our favourite meal. Great food (my sea bream as good as at any "sea food" restaurant, but half the price) lovely wines, friendly staff (as tends to be the case) lively ambience, smart... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,166 reviews
1,620 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Alana restaurant is pleased to welcome you in a modern greek atmosphere, you'll find menus changing, made with organic and superfood products and fresh salads, towards perfecting the art of flavours, for nice moments.

Thank Manuela L
Swindon, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The manager of our hotel recommended this restaurant to is and we were so glad he did. The restaurant has a massive tree in the middle and is the canopy for the bulk of the restaurant. The food was delicious and plentiful and again the local wine was just lovely. The atmosphere here is lovely and there is amid of... More 

Thank Martina W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Enjoyable meal, perfect for those who enjoy good quality meat and wine. Would not say this is a Greek restaurant though as the menu was geared towards more general European tastes. Although we both enjoyed our meal (fillet steak with mustard and lamb) they were slightly dry and could have been better enjoyed with a light sauce, particularly for the... More 

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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
US$ 14 - US$ 32
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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