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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%
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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 684 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Came for lunch whilst walking round the town, a quiet oasis of excellence in a relatively quiet street. Strong and delightful Cretan cooking - particular recommend mixed Crete starters; quiet and efficient service, wide choice menu and not expensive for the value of the cooking...More

Thank NB6106
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just got back from 2 week holiday in rethymnom we pretty much ate in a different restaurant every night , using tripadvisor as a guide . All the meals we had were good and I generally like to go back to the best one for...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here, all local dishes & also tasty. Excellent service from very knowledgable staff. Lovely atmosphere. Good value to boot! Would definitely recommend.

Thank MariaM112
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been going to Alanas for the last ten years every time we visit Crete.Always great food, great service and great value. Had a delicious meal again today so go there and enjoy. The Alana salad is light and fresh,the chicken in yoghurt is a must.Many...More

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful outdoor establishment in a pretty multi-level garden adorned with beautiful pink flowers. The waiting staff were great and professional. Starters were better than expected, the meatballs came stuffed with feta and fried with a crispy outer shell. The mousaka main was beautiful and my...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting near the fortress and away from the throng of tourists around the bay. International menu, with exemplary service. Airy garden setting. Would definitely go back.

Thank RamsandS2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit reserved table for four. Waiters right on the button. House wines taken red,white and rose all excellent. Took Alana salad,grilled mushrooms,grilled octopus and tzatziki brilliant.Mains pork in plum sauce and lamb with baked potatoes. Dishes 9/10 along with attentive service. Reserved table for...More

Thank JBG1
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my experience the restaurants away from the harbour were better value and provided superior food. The service here was very good, the feel of the restaurant was professional, tables were not too close together and the atmosphere was very relaxing. It was a nice...More

Thank NickfamilyKent
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend won't stop talking about the pannacotta and he's Italian. That should sum it up for you. Everything we ordered was amazing and the price point was reasonable given the ambiance and service. Would return.

Thank peanutbutter79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a recent trip to Crete and it was absolutely fantastic. I real notch above the tavernas on the beach road. Service was excellent, food was delicious and prices were very reasonable. I would absolutely return. If you come here try the Pork...More

Thank Matt_UKTX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$36
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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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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