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The Well of the Turk

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

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  • 225
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 10
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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
Best Food In Chania

The Well Of The Turk is tucked away on a side street but is well worth the effort to find. It serves Moroccan inspired food, and is a really refreshing change from the normal restaurant offerings on any Greek island. However, it maintains the tradition of carafes of local wine and great value... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
DrSarah62
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Well Of The Turk is tucked away on a side street but is well worth the effort to find. It serves Moroccan inspired food, and is a really refreshing change from the normal restaurant offerings on any Greek island. However, it maintains the tradition of carafes of local wine and great value retsina. The food is freshly cooked so... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice during our 4 day visit to chania, it was streets ahead of the other restaurants we ate in, the lamb was one of the best I've ever tasted, you'll not be dissapointed with this place

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very nice location, hidden in a small square surrounded by beautiful buildings. Unfortunately the cuisine is neither Greek nor Turkish, so it was a little disappointing. Anyway, what we ordered was not bad, but also not the usual Crete quality

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South Yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Hotel recommended this place, so gave it a shot. It was a little hard to find we sought it out in daylight made it easier to navigate on our evening visit. We had a lovely table in little section of the main area, our waitress was lovely. Hubby wanted something spicy and was happy with his selection I went for... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Friendly English-speaking waiters, a beautiful location on a cobbled street in the old town, and tasty food (I recommend the chicken filo pastry cigars and the slow cooked lamb!) Couldn't ask for more. Lovely watermelon and raki after the meal!

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Houston, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

While we were not overly impressed with Chania as a whole, this quiet, relaxed and hidden spot made Chania much more appealing. Finding the restaurant, via narrow windy alleyways, discovering there was a table, outside and warm enough, quiet on the pedestrian only street, were all great starting points. The four dips were beautifully presented, but the cured pork salad/appetizer... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Cute old-world location, sat outside with moon & stars overhead, all very pretty. Had the Devil Prawns with Rice & Saffron for main course which was superb. Chilled out atmosphere, gentle music in the background - fascinating history on inside page of menu. No shortage of places to eat in Chania but this is definitely worth a visit

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great food, service and atmosphere. This restaurant was recommended to us by hotel staff. Food was definately close to the best we ate in Chania. Starters were lovely, we had the Chicken cigars and babaganoush. Main course Lamb just melted. No spruikers - a big plus in our book. Don't miss this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?