Alana Restaurant official Blog

Welcome to The official blog of Alana Restaurant – Crete, Rethimnon, Greece

Καλώς ήλθατε στο Blog μας!


Σας καλωσορίζουμε στο blog μας.

Όπως το  εστιατόριο είναι φιλικό και χαλαρωτικό, έτσι θα είναι και το blog μας, που το δημιουργήσαμε με σκοπό τη συζήτηση με τους φίλους που μένουν δίπλα μας, αλλά και εκείνους που επισκέπτονται τον τόπο μας για λίγες μέρες το χρόνο.

Το περιεχόμενό του θα είναι ανάλαφρο και ενδιαφέρον και σε σχέση πάντα με δύο αγαπημένα μας θέματα:

Το Ρέθυμνο και το φαγητό.

Καλώς ήλθατε!


Welcome to our blog,

Just as our restaurant provides a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, our blog will be created in order to maintain relationships with both local and far away friends.

We will provide interesting articles oriented towards our two favourite subjects: Rethymno and good food.


We welcome you back anytime!

Apokries: the road to Lent goes through food


The carnival season of Greece, commonly referred to as Apokries, is the main period of masquerading in the small Mediterranean country. Apokries is essentially the period leading up to Lent and the preparation for Easter. Its very name “Apo-kries” mean “(away) from – meat”; and it’s supposed to be the contrast of Lent that comes right after; it’s a festive time of parting, having fun, indulging in temptations, pranking people and eating all kinds of food not permitted during Lent.  Continue reading →

The Epiphany and the Cretan Fotokoliva


In Christianity, the period starting from the 25th of December, the day of Christmas, till the 5th of January is called the Twelvetide, meaning the twelve days of Christmas. During this festive season period, the annual celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ takes place, which is concluded with the commemoration of His Baptism in the Jordan River at the day of the Epiphany. While we have read almost everything about Christmas customs and culinary delights of that period, throughout every little corner of Greece, only few it is known about the day of Theophaneia and its respective old and traditional creations. Continue reading →

Christmas Traditions in Crete


Christmas is always associated with solemn, quiet mood that is coupled with celebrations throughout the world. In Crete, the holiday season begins with the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6th and locals normally exchange presents all the way to the Feast of Epiphany which is marked on the 6th of January when the holiday comes to an end. Continue reading →



Για την έναρξη της σεζόν ο Στέλιος φτάνει στα άκρα! Θα φτάσει όμως και στην Alana;  Μάθε αν άνοιξε το αλεξίπτωτο στην Αλάνα κοντά σου!

Αλάνα Ανανεωμένος χώρος…αναβαθμισμένη εξυπηρέτηση!



Επιτέλους οι εργασίες ανακαίνισης στην αγαπημένη σας Αλάνα ολοκληρώθηκαν! Το φετινό καλοκαίρι για την ομάδα της Αλάνας ξεκινά σ” έναν ανανεωμένο χώρο στην καρδιά της όμορφης παλιάς πόλης του Ρεθύμνου.

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