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The Well of the Turk

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Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
+30 2821 054547
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6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Well of the Turk restaurant and bar offers a delicious selection of...
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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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
One of the best places I've been!

The food at this restaurant is absolutely delicious! It is a mixture of Moroccan, Spanish and Cretan cuisine, and you can either order different smaller dishes (meze) or a bigger main course. Dishes with special and different tastes, carefully chosen spices. They have a lovely garden and terrace to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Elise L
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Uppsala
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Uppsala
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The food at this restaurant is absolutely delicious! It is a mixture of Moroccan, Spanish and Cretan cuisine, and you can either order different smaller dishes (meze) or a bigger main course. Dishes with special and different tastes, carefully chosen spices. They have a lovely garden and terrace to sit outside. We loved it so much that we came back... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had several small dishes, all tasted great with quick service from friendly staff. The outdoor tables are wonderful, you feel like you are set back hundreds of years in time.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Best food in Chania, and that's not to be taken lightly! Incredible food, lovely atmosphere and not a complaint to be had! It's tucked away from the main touristy area, but well worth finding. The location makes it all the more breathtaking! Staff were friendly and helpful. And did I mention the food? So. Good. Great variety and full of... More 

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Damascus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Most fantastic meal I've had in all of the Greek Islands. The staff are incredibly friendly and will do everything to make your visit memorable. The service is 'Greek' so don't expect a quick visit - it's all about the ambience of a back alley restaurant so take your time and don't rush! We tried the trinity plate with its... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent restaurant in one of the most exquisite areas of this beautiful town. Food is of best quality, the surrounding and the ambience, in a very quite street of Chania-La Canea. The kebabs possibly the best I ever tried (trust me, I tired many turkish/greeks in UK and around Europe before). The spicy prawns were also special. The service was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a remarkable dinner at Well of the Turk. After 20 years, I met my dearest Greek friend and her husband. The dinner was amazing. The starters are fantastic, and it's good to try a bit of everything. We had Greek wine made from Malvasia. Great place!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great food, great service, great price, excellent atmosphere; an authentic Greek experience. Here you dine in the middle of a cobblestone street.

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Gustavsvik, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The back walls of The Well forms a beautiful little courtyard, a bit humid and hot - the stone walls surrounding the tables climbing up rather high. We have been looking for a really good meze restaurant with genuine rather than touristic flavours. The Well of the Turk is definitely the place to fo for meze. Really tasty courgette flowers... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

what i enjoyed most is the quality and freshness of the ingredients they are using. Not very oily. Very balanced flavors. Nice service, very nice food. Thank you

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beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Small, excellent, middle-eastern cuisine; reasonably priced. The proprietors have an interesting international history and the food reflects this. The seating area in the quiet alley adjacent to the restaurant is more intimate than the seating out front. While in Chania, it became our restaurant of choice. Particularly recommendable were the 'tetrad' plate of middle-eastern entrees (babaganoush, jajik, homous, beetroot salad)... More 

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Additional Information about The Well of the Turk

Address: Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 054547
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 11 to 22
Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 054547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 to 22
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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