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Alana restaurant

15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 027737
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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1 - 10 of 705 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The setting is a beautiful courtyard under a huge tree. It is very stylish without being fussy. The food is excellent and a little bit different. We ate tempura prawns with black taramasolata, then a slow braised lamb shank and grilled squid. The wine waiter...More

Thank chrysalis77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not as tasty or interesting as we’d hoped. Tuna was too meaty for us and vegetables too soft and a bit cold.

Thank stephi h
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this very creative restaurant in July this year. It's a unique place,wonderful people who really care about food and people. The dishes were outstanding ,I could try to describe them,but please go there and let the restaurant speak for itself with its...More

Thank silverf0x1949
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife booked this after reading great reviews on Trip Advisor and it terms of ambiance for a meal out it is right on the button. The combine a mixture of indoors/outdoors very well with the use of oversize parasols and discreet lighting. Seating is...More

Thank Gerad B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recommended by a local person as best restaurant in Rethymno. It was a great experience! Very nice terrace and environment. Very professional and efficient personnel. Four friends and all dishes were delicious! Top quality!. Excellent price/quality ratio.

Thank CurroU
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great location in middle of the old town. Good food, good service. A bit pricy but it’s offering a great atmosphere. Recommend it for family with kids.

Thank Daniel Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

very nice setting , quick service and generous portions typical greek stuff well done and some nice local wine to go along

Thank Saar G
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely beautiful patio at night. They did a great job with the decor. It's warm and modern. The service was fantastic. Our waiter, who may have been the owner, made good recommendations and we had a great bottle of wine. We probably sat there...More

Thank untitled23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed this restaurant by day and the menu looked great. We decided, based on the good reviews here to try it. We made a great choice. From the welcome to the Cretan wine everything was just great. We had a sampler of starters, I...More

Thank GaryE71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling through Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, my wife and I ate at all the best restaurant we could find along the way. By far, Alana was the most amazing restaurant we had the honour of eating at... so much so that we dined at Alana...More

Thank Brian C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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Description
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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