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The Well of the Turk

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Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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+30 2821 054547
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18:00 - 00:30
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United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This place is very charming. It is all tables outside seated under fairy lights and is very intimate with a great vibe. I had the vegetarian moussaka and it was one of the nicest meals I had eaten in Crete. I came here after reading a recommendation on a blog and it did not disappoint. A very charming, intimate setting... More 

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Chania, Greece
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I love the blue and white table setup at this restaurant the most. I had the prawns and rice saffron. It wasn't bad but the prawns were frozen (not fresh) and the waiter told me the dish was spicy...it was not. We also had to beg for the bill. May try this place one more time.l but then that's it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was excellent and the setting is beautiful. the tables are slightly small for 5 people, but that is to be expected in many Greek restaurants. There is a wide selection on offer which is lovely

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Thank Seanan_Collins
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Beautifully located in an courtyard area under stone walls illuminated by candles and flowers overhanging. Had spectacular vegetarian moussaka starter which even my (carniverous) husband drooled over. Food excellent with Turkish/Middle Eastern twists. Service courteous. Family run restaurant. One of my favourite restaurants in Crete

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this restaurant two nights in a row as we were so impressed the first night. It's a little hard to find the first time you go, but this also means it is a bit quieter than some of the other restaurants that are in the hustle and bustle of the old venetian town. The restaurant serves dishes from... More 

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Thank Nicola T
Heraklion, Greece
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The cuisine is Turkish and Moroccan. The decoration is great and stylish and offers information about the story of Turks in Crete. Most importantly the food is awesome. The personnel is very helpful, in guiding you with the selection of your food. Make sure you do not overeat. Hint: the restaurant offers half-portions so that you can sample more dishes.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Day visit to Chania we wanted to include an evening meal. The reviews were good and as we both love Turkish food it seemed an obvious choice. It is located in the once occupied Turkish area of Splantzia. It was warm enough to sit outside so we opted for the little garden area which was lit by loads of candles.... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great food: lamb is very recommended as well as one starter with the traditional cremes (baba ghanoush, humus, tzatziki, rtc). The terrace was great and the service was good!

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Thank Andres H
Athens
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I love to visit the Well of the Turk because I find authentic Turkish and Cretan cuisine. I love their lahmatzun and they also have a big variety of local Cretan dishes. Service is excellent, polite, generous and they are willing to serve half portions (I travel alone usually for business purposes). At the end of the meal if there... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Whatever dish you chose it will be excellent. Very tasteful, not too much oil... And the venue is great: a quiet but cozy little square near the (also excellent) Ionas Hotel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 27
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:30
Monday
18:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:30
Thursday
18:00 - 00:30
Friday
18:00 - 00:30
Saturday
18:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 054547
Description
The Well of the Turk restaurant and bar offers a delicious selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialties, to be enjoyed to the sounds of a great collection of Middle Eastern music.

Set in a historical building in the center of the Turkish district of Splantzia, with its labyrinth of narrow streets and two remaining minarets, one will find The Well of the Turk restaurant at Rouga Square, across the unique 13th century underground church of Agia Irene.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?