Alana Restaurant


Greek gastronomy in the old town of Rethymno

Welcome to Alana Restaurant

In the old town of Rethymno, a modern restaurant, in an atmospheric and relaxing environment, reinterprets traditional Cretan and Greek cuisine. Along with the best local products, an attentive and welcoming service, Alana is ready to welcome you for a complete culinary experience, with a selection of local and international wines, always at reasonable prices.
Our passion and long experience has established our restaurant for both locals and visitors of our city. Our relaxing and calm atmosphere along with our lovely terrace full of flowers and plants will comprise the context for creating unforgettable moments here in Alana restaurant.
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Meet the Team

ALANA is not just a name or a place, it is the people that work together to bring the best possible result for the customer.

Wines & More

Explore our updated wine list and accompany your savory gastronomical choices with the appropriate wine variety. Because no culinary meeting is complete without binding the flavors of a special dish with the aromas of a fine wine.

The Perfect Location

Located in the heart of the old town of Rethymno, in a beautiful garden site where local residents and foreign guests harmoniously coexist, Alana restaurant invites you to enjoy the local quality fresh, grilled or cooked, meat, delicious dishes and mouthwatering desserts from the unique Cretan cuisine.

The restaurant’s name comes from the old days. Alana was a place where all the children of the neighborhood would gather to play. It first opened in 1986 in the old town of Rethymnon on Salaminas street, the main street below the castle of Fortezza and it was one of the first taverns in the area. With 200 seats, it was the busiest part of the old town. In 2002, under new management, space turns into a 100-seat restaurant based on high-quality products, attentive service, and good prices.

Table Reservation

Send us your reservation request to save your spot at Alana Restaurant.

What our customers say

Debbie Jay

Beautiful place. Excellent menu with very friendly and attentive staff. We went as a family of seven for a birthday meal as recommended by our hotel manager. We were treated really well and got lots of extras on the house including dessert, a beautiful birthday cake and raki of course! The food was delicious and presented really well. I would highly recommend. Keep up the good work, you are doing an amazing job!

Sebastian Gyocsi

The food was the best I’ve ever tasted in my entire life, absolutely stunning! We we’re a group of 7 people and ordered 7 different main courses and every single one has been unique and so delicious.

Szabo Claudiu

Very good food. Special place … a little bit more extravagant then surrounding’s

Karl Nedergaard Hjortshøj

Very very nice restaurant. Super service. Quiet location just few minutes walk from central of old town. High quality international and local dishes and wines. Including a kids menu with checken nuggets, fried potatoes etc. Beautiful and relaxed surroundings.

Caroline Browne

Such a lovely restaurant. The food was really very good. It was great to have an open view of the clean and organised kitchen. Very high standards. Would recommend.

Erich Habich-Traut

Unique and creative menu, great service

Enzo Scavetta

Superb diner in the center of Rethymnon. Cosy terrace, excellent dishes, and very friendly/thoughtful service… thank you !