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The Well of the Turk

Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 054547
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We revisited this restaurant after enjoying last year, still just as good. More Moroccan than Cretan, but we love Moroccan food anyway. You can have main courses, or simply mix dishes. Mediterranean chicken lovely with couscous. Meatballs scrumptious, chicken cigars really tasty wrapped with light...More

Thank eddie846
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hard to find but worth while. It's really good to see a menu that's not your standard taverna fare. Dishes were marvellously spiced and sooo tasty.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we are pleased they did. The menu includes a number of dishes different to the standard offerings. The lamb (with bones which might not be to everyone’s liking) was excellent as were the stuffed courgette flowers. Recommended.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

An intriguing name, a very pretty setting along a quiet alleyway with plenty of outdoor seating, really lovely at nightime with lights strung up amidst the blossoms. The restaurant doesn't need to try very hard to attract customers so they don't bother - mediocre food...More

Thank ljasmine21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not easy to find but well worth the effort. Lovely menu with good options. Service good and ambience better at night than would seem possible when seen in daytime. Amazing coincidence, at the next table a former colleague from 12 years previously and not seen...More

Thank MichaelBX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place after a lot of research It was packed solid Situated in the back alleys Menu has quite a selection of vegetarian option ( not on their website) We had a moussaka which was tasty but a bit rich in calories Spinach...More

Thank Indie75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've took the mezzes and they're amazing! We picked 4 but could have easily pick 6 or 7 dishes. Marrocan Brick and Arabic Mousaka are the must eat dishes at this place! They were all good, piece by piece. Best restaurant in town and nice...More

Thank Johandemeijer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say we found the food at the Well of the Turk disappointing. The reviews made it look/sound fantastic but we found it average. The location and ambiance of the place were intriguing but we wouldn’t recommend. Plenty of other places better.

Thank Lois S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff and lonely planet - tricky, but fun to find in the back streets and a little way from the tourist hoards. It had great fresh, flavoursome and well presented plates suitable for both simple and demanding diners. Middle East and Cretan,...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here twice during our recent visit to Chania. The service is good and it's a pleasant atmosphere for a meal--and it's well located. Our meals for both our visits were superb--and quite moderately priced,

Thank Lelan M
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Steve Y
1 May 2017|
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Response from Elina M | Property representative |
Hello, we are open only for dinner
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8 January 2017|
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Response from Faris A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were open when we got there in the month of January 2017 😁
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
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
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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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