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… Continue reading →
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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… Continue reading →
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… Continue reading →
There’s always a first time for everything! For one day the Town of Rethymno put on its roller-blades and zoomed across its streets, bringing news of fun and sportsmanship to its residents (but mostly fun).
One more season came to an end at Alana, leaving us only great memories and a sweet aftertaste, worthy of our menu. Many people were #SeenAtAlana, here are some of our favourite moments that we shared with all of you!
One of the most renowned and famous Cretan dishes all over the world is Dakos. It’s the epitome of healthy Mediterranean diet, as it’s based in whole grain rusk, providing energy, fresh tomato, giving you vitamins and minerals and some cheese and olive oil that have calcium and antioxidants.
It should come as no surprise that Greeks love their food! From the pretty basics, like olive oil, Greek salad, feta and Greek yogurt, to the more complex ones like souvlaki and moussaka, Greeks have managed to get the world healthier, more tasty and fuller, just by food!
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!
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.
Winter season has come to end and so are the renovation works here at Alana Restaurant. Summer 2014 will start in a fresh and brand new look for your beloved restaurant located in the Old Town of Rethymnon.