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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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7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delightful

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
dixoncb
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Λουξεμβούργο, Λουξεμβούργο
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Situated in the streets of the old town of Chania, this restaurant is beautifully decorated and the right place to meet with few or many people, away from the pedestrian traffic of the Summer.

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La Grange, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

By luck, this was an easy walk from the apartment we rented in old town. Not easy to find, but locals are happy to give directions. Beautiful quiet outdoor setting with lighted candles and old historic buildings. Carafe wine was very good. Food had a Morrocan influence with fresh ingredients. Large portions with reasonable prices. Away from the tourists.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is definitely one of the best places to eat in Chania! We had the opportunity to eat here twice and I would recommend ordering hot and cold mezzes as you would tapas and just enjoy the beautiful flavours of the dishes.

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Haifa, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We just picked a restaurant when we first strolled in the streets of old Chania. The food was tasty and at a fair price.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Well of the Turk has a lovely setting and served us the best meal we had during our short break in Chania. A simple starter of bread, dip and olives followed by succulent meatballs wrapped with aubergine slices for me and kebab for Sylvi. Carafe wine was good and service excellent. A splendid restaurant we hope to return to.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food at this restaurant is a but different with less of a Greek feel and more Moroccan. Being in a quiet side alley with lots of candles and old buildings surrounding it, the atmosphere was probably the best of all the restaurants we visited. We had two meals here - first we just had a selection of the appetisers... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of our b&b as a place locals would go for good food. Her recommendation did not disappoint! The food was outstanding and portion size was great. I had the lamb and couscous, my wife had the aubergine meatballs, my oldest had the Cretan salad, the middle had chicken and bacon kabob,... More 

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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, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?