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The Well of the Turk

Kallinikou Sarpaki Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 28210 54547
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Ranked #20 of 287 restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A tavern, located on the old quarter of Chania, with a very good local decortaion, witha mixture of cretian food and african one. During the night is a good place to enjoy the ambiance.

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Barcelona, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a Turkish restaurant, with a very nice decoration and ambiance. I tried the lamb with couscous which was great, and my wife had a chicken kebab which was fair. This is definitively not the best meal we had in Chania but in overall it was fine. They offered a delicious melon and raki as a dessert. I had... More

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Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a wonderful evening at the Well of the Turk. It's on a quiet side street not too far from the harbour, but it's incredibly peaceful to spend the evening on their lovely patio. The menu is one of the most unique in all of Chania. We started with the Octopus and the Avocado and Orange salad with those... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Extremely tricky to find but well worth the effort. We had a lovely meal in this beautiful setting, sat in the street enjoying the much more varied menu than most restaurants. The "devils prawns" in saffron rice are well worth trying!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food and the service was great. I definitely recommend this restaurant for everyone for a nice dinner. Don't go too hard on your self with the delicious medze for also enjoying your main course.

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Paris, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went here thanks to all the excellent reviews we had already read, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is situated in the heart of the old Turkish quarter - a warren of narrow streets and alleys, full of plants - very picturesque and atmospheric. There are two seating areas, one in front of the restaurant on a small... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Well of the Turk is an excellent choice for eating well in downtown, Chania. The kitchen is turkish-mediterranean, very very good! It is located in Old Town and the tables are set outside the restaurant, on the street, very nice!

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We loved the excellent food, the organic, cretan wine, the sweets and drinks that were offered at the end of our dinner as well as the ... guided tour of the restaurant and the stories about this place. A very good address for Chania!

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birmingham uk
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

In a lovely spot awat from the crowded harbour area, this place is worth tracking down. The food was quite simply wonderful. I hestiated beacuse my partner ordered the starter of dips which seemed a bit samey to be-until they arrived! Beautifully presented and now I am never going to buy humous, beetroot dip, taziki or melazania ever again because... More

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Les Gets, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We love the food, the setting, the flowers, and the happy smiling people! It is a treasure - you arrive and its beautiful- you eat and its delicious , you pass the moment in a romantic calm setting with friendly people and you leave feeling healthy and happy. A must in Crete! We dream of going back!

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