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Alana restaurant

15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 027737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Good food but great service
"Very friendly and efficient service and a nice romantic setting"
John M
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2. Definitely the BEST
"Alana is first class dining"
Cate L
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3. Amazing...
"Alana was the most amazing restaurant we had the honour of eating at"
Brian C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Alana with 14 girls for a pre-wedding trip. They seated us without a reservation - no problem at all. The venue is absolutely beautiful, feels Mediterranean and authentic yet modern and clean. The food was absolutely delicious, no problems with any of the dishes....More

Thank LaurenAllery
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed October 17, 2017

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 6 days ago

We went there at the last day of our trip. Good quality and local ingredients. Cretan cuisine with a twist. Everything was exquisite!

Thank tierraescamilla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandering around the town during a stop off on our travels, we saw this enticing looking garden restaurant with beautiful mulberry trees offering shelter from the sun. We chose a selection of starters for two of us, delicious breads and accompaniments, tzakaki, pork, sea bass...More

Thank MichelleGal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I came here after seeing the amazing reviews. We are always blown away whenever going somewhere highly reviewed on TripAdvisor - not this time. The place itself was beautiful. The meal was nice but certainly nothing special. It was very dimly lit,...More

Thank Harry B
KHK71, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Alana restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Harry B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on your recent visit to our Restaurant. We are very happy that you liked the space and regret that you considered the lighting too low. Most of our guests actually enjoy the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! Eveything from the food, to the dessert to the wine is excellent. The place feels very calm and cosy and the staff is welcoming and nice.

Thank monhag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was brilliant. My daughter spilt a glass of water and within seconds 3 waiters were changing our tablecloth! The food was spectacular - particularly the snails! Good sized portions and a beautiful terraced setting. Loved it.

Thank laug058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about the restaurant is class. Although we only had a main course each the food and service were first class. My husband chose mushroom rissotto which he thoroughly enjoyed. I chose sea bass fillets were perfect. We were given complimentary fruit salad and a...More

Thank vanessahelsby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good and high quality. We order tunafish and seabass filet. And started with greek salad. Food was very tasty. Portions was little too big for us because we cant eat all. Service was best what we have in rethymnon. Very quickly and friendly. They have...More

Thank Jani42v
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a solid restaurant choice in Rethymno. We had a good meal. I'm writing this review a few days later and am not remembering really fantastic things, which is why I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars but we very much enjoyed our...More

Thank mckmac
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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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