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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 227 restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Warszawa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is located in a little square between narrow streets, old houses, almost in front of the small Orthodox chapel. It took our attention during an evening stroll thanks to five funny cats begging for food under the tables. They looked hilarious. The staff was welcoming and spoke in English and French. We took only one starter (a set... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A gem loved the setting and everything about this place. We sat outside by the wall, we were looked after well and felt the food was extremely good. The evening was for us perfect. Thank you

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

As the Air Force component on a Canadian warship we would plan departmental dinners in each port, just to get away from our navy cousins for an evening. For Souda Bay/Chania we chose this restaurant. Maybe it was because we had been eating ships food for 35 days, but I must say the food was amazing. While not cheap it... More

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Ostend, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had very tasty food at this small cosy restaurant! The staff is very friendly, the card varied.. nice vegetarian dishes as wel, good wine and the desserts mmmmm... We came back to try something else...

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Athens, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

The well ofnthe turk isnlocated In the center of Old Town of Chania in a old building nicely restored.Original Oriental dished ,sophisticated choices, accompanied of course with plenty of Raki! You have to try the dish with "Pastourma"

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had some amazing food in Chania, but above all was our meal at The Well of the Turk. We opted to order many appetizers (ala tapas-style dining) so that we could try lots of different things. This restaurant did not miss a beat on any of our selections. In addition, the service was superb and friendly. If we ever... More

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Oosterhout
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Well of the Turk is one of the best restaurants in the old town of Chania. They have a few good wines on stock (for which they have decent glasses - a lot of restaurants do not have any notion about wine), good food and friendly staff. We have been here twice and enjoyed both evenings. Equaly good are... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Great service, great food, great people. The Haloumi salad and prawns were fantastic. We ate here twice during our stay, once with reservations and once where they fit us in. We noticed that one of the staff was wearing a Well of the Turk tee shirt so my wife asked about purchasing one. They didn't have them for sale but... More

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Senior Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A lovely place to eat, only drawback was a very large group of rather loud Americans at the next table.

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East Bergholt, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Just had dinner here and what a wonderful spot. We shared dips, prawns and a wonderful haloumi and pumpkin salad. Utterly tasty. Washed down with a great bottle of red Cretan wine. We sat inside as it was chilly and found the interior very charming. All very authentic. The owner/cook was a pleasure to speak with and to understand where... More

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