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The Well of the Turk

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Kallinikou Sarpaki Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 28210 54547
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful food.

We came here through our hotel Ammos' recommendation and we loved it. Not easy to find as it is in a back alley. So we had to ask a few people. Its quite pretty from inside - very well done up. Since we were tired of eating too much meat we stuck to the vegetarian dishes and were totally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
kuks393
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We came here through our hotel Ammos' recommendation and we loved it. Not easy to find as it is in a back alley. So we had to ask a few people. Its quite pretty from inside - very well done up. Since we were tired of eating too much meat we stuck to the vegetarian dishes and were totally impressed.... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Situated in a little street, it is a quiet place for a lovely meal. The service is quick, the people smiling and kind. The food is excellent. I loved the orange avocado salad, the baba ganush, the falafel and a yogurt dip. Everything was excellent, freshly and well made. I will go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I just ate here and had really fresh shrimps (Devils shrimp with rice saffron) and their falafel (chickpeas with potato cakes) and it was really good. The shrimp were very good, large and flake apart fresh. Which is always nice to have. One main thing that was nice was the service. They were almost too vigilant at looking in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had anchovies with garlic, chilli and ginger and courgette/fetta parcels to start. Mains were slow roasted lamb with preserved lemons and Meatballs. Each of the four dishes was absolutely delicious with subtle middle eastern flavours. Bottle of Prosecco, bottle of red so didn’t really need any raki... Friendly service in a slightly out of the way and totally charming... More 

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Chania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

All fantastic. Had the four dip starter, veg moussaka, spinach pancakes, potatoes bravo and lamb jam (?) All delicious, and beautifully presented. White wine excellent. Would give 5 stars if there was just one more vegetarian choice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was excellent (the best vegetable moussaka we've ever had anywhere for example) and generous portions. A little pricey.

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Moscow, Russia
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32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had looked up some restaurants to try while staying in chania and this one came up. We got a little lost looking for another restaurant and came upon this one. The meal was out of this world. It was our favorite experience in Greece. Cute restaurant and fabulous food. We left sooo full and very happy

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant seems to have changed hands at least once in the last couple of years, and the current ownership has brought it to its best. Alone in Chania, never the most enjoyable way for me to eat out, I passed a very relaxed and pleasant hour or so in a lovely restaurant, with imaginatively prepared and tasty food, looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Open again for the summer season the Well holds its reputation as one of the best in Greece and certainly in Crete. It is well worth looking out this delightful family run restaurant. A small cavernous interior soon spills out into the ample street space around the restaurant as the weather improves. After a great opening season after taking over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great restaurant,with very nice dishes,most of them meat. everything tastes amazing,the meat is soft and well cooked! And don't forget to have cheesecake dessert, the best cheesecake I ever had!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kallinikou Sarpaki Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 28210 54547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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