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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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“beef cheeks” (7 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner sitting outdoors under the trees. The restaurant looked very nice and the service was good. I ate fish and it looked very nice on the plate but did not taste that much. I was a bit disapointed especially when the...More

Thank Eliina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first meal in Crete and it set the bar high. Great staff, comfortable place, lovely food. Rounded off with complimentary chilled moscato clear dessert wine from Santorini (we think) which we have been trying to find ever since! We chose based on...More

Thank Felicity H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid almost 90euro for one dinner here, we ordered entreés, 1 dry aged steak and 1 sirloin steak. It was good just that we had our table where waiters walk by and in front of their kitchen, it was not good ambiance we had...More

Thank xxMaexx x
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magic place, very romantic and tranquil with nice and professional staff. The best food we have tried in Rethymno so far. Comparing to the other restaurants the prices are quite high however its a different food level, top class. Its kind of a culinary adventure...More

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be one of the best restaurants we've been to! Beautiful atmosphere, tasty food and really quick and efficient service. The food is presented beautifully and portions are quite generous. Prices slightly higher than other restaurants in the area but it's well worth it!

Thank Celenarovena
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very good for having a steak ..but still good for traditional greek food too ..nice sea food as well .. recomended for a nice dinner as the atmosfere is very nice ..

Thank Giuse D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped by here for a light evening meal after walking past several times earlier this week. Setting is really lovely. Garden is well maintained. The kitchen looks spotless. Menu is not very extensive, but contained enough variety for us to be happy. Quality over quantity....More

Thank Farfan_Fan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place...! Very good food. The best non-botled wine. Great stuff and cook. The best restaurant from Rethymno, until now.

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Really good selection of meat to choose between. One of the best restaurants visited on a 2 week holiday around Greek islands.

Thank conway744
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is brilliant and the restaurant is beautiful! Food is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our night there!

Thank Jamie F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
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
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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