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The Well of the Turk

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Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2821 054547
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whatever dish you chose it will be excellent. Very tasteful, not too much oil... And the venue is great: a quiet but cozy little square near the (also excellent) Ionas Hotel.

Thank Hein d
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all this restaurant is difficult to find in a small courtyard of a small side street. It is worth the search. The chef brings together seasoning and preperations which bridge the normal Greek/Cretan cuisine and that of North Africa and the Middle East. Seasonsings were too mild for some in my party, too stong for another, but I... More 

Thank Michael C
Verona, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Venetian Harbour, has a magical atmosphere, amazing food and good service. Once you look at the menu you would love to try every single dish on it. And of course, raki and dessert at the end of the dinner.

Thank Alessia F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Away from the slighted claustrophobic old town, this is an oasis of calm. We sat at the side of the resteraunt, there's a choice of outside or garden. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. Make sure you go inside and view the well.

Thank pedrojock
Old Forge, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typically romantic, outside dining experience with deliciously seasoned food. We love Greek and Turkish foods, and this one is worth checking out. Half the fun was finding it!...We had a wonderful meal here on a beautiful night.

Thank johnnieb
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this in our hotel we were staying. Prices were okay and service was good. We order two starters both were nice without being anything special, for our mains we got pita kebabs that were a big let down. Meat had been precooked so was dry and slightly cold. Much better food to be hard!!

Thank Morgan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food. The avocado salad was superb. My spouse ordered the slow cooking chicken and I had the lamb. Both dishes were great. The service was very good and the price reasonable. The only downsize is the sitting. The chairs were not comfortable.

Thank arikmilky
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I picked this restaurant because the food appeared to have a Moroccan style menu and we like to be away from the main tourist area. We weren't disappointed because it was probably the best quality meal during our week in the town. Moroccan chicken served with really nice saffron rice that had raisins and lovely texture and... More 

Thank eddie846
Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant isn't the easiest to find in Chania but it is well worth searching out. The food is excellent, not the standard Greek or even Cretan menu but a great fusion of Turkish,Middle Eastern and Greek. The menu is not very extensive but all the dishes are very tasty, well cooked and well presented. Only fresh local ingredients are... More 

Thank BillyC40
Nicosia, Cyprus
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked the restaurant based on reviews. The one waiter serving all the tables (about 12 when we left) was on his own due to colleague's illness - fair enough. But he was super slow and spoke under his breath (and we speak Greek also, so there was no language barrier per se). Suffice to say, the service was among... More 

Thank Costa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $22
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 054547
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?