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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are few restaurants in town that offer good food, this is one of them. Choice is broad, recommend to take that taste menu for a survey of the local reinvented cuisine.

Thank Paolo N
Rethymnon, Greece
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

very good garden ,relax feeling very good meat , steaks and salats ..very big selection of wines and good servis ..very kind people

Thank porto818
Drogheda, Ireland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had our second favourite meal here, having accidentally stumbled upon it in the old town. It was packed but we finally got a table and the wait was worth it. The food is just gorgeous as was the wine and the coffee. Service was efficient and professional. If we had been staying longer we would have made a return... More 

Thank Nicola P
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place, very good food and friendly staff. We had couple of meals there, all good. The prices also were good

Thank x X
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We selected Alana as our 'treat' meal as a group, having seen excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is beautiful, the menu is affordable and looks great and there is a brilliant atmosphere. Sadly however, the food didn't live up to expectation for me personally. Nearly everyone in the group opted for Steak, but I fancied the pork tenderloin with... More 

Thank AngiePetkovic
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 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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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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