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The Well of the Turk

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Kallinikou Sarpaki 31 Street | Splantzia, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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+30 2821 054547
18:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 00:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at this tavern following the recommendation of Chania locals. The cuisine was creative, the food tasty and the service very friendly, quick and efficient, despite the full occupation of the tables while we were there. The owner and his wife, originally from Georgia on the Black Sea, brought along a number of their country's specialties and enriched... More 

Thank Konstantin F
Ashford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable experience. It's a great setting on a quiet square and all seems effortlessly romantic - the ambience, the setting, the tables, the lighting, the trees and the resident cats even and the building itself. We had a mix of meze dishes and all were very nice indeed, the staff friendly and helpful and the price very reasonable.... More 

Thank Bill A
United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very charming. It is all tables outside seated under fairy lights and is very intimate with a great vibe. I had the vegetarian moussaka and it was one of the nicest meals I had eaten in Crete. I came here after reading a recommendation on a blog and it did not disappoint. A very charming, intimate setting... More 

Thank 902jmc
Chania, Greece
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I love the blue and white table setup at this restaurant the most. I had the prawns and rice saffron. It wasn't bad but the prawns were frozen (not fresh) and the waiter told me the dish was spicy...it was not. We also had to beg for the bill. May try this place one more time.l but then that's it... More 

Thank Malikah33
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was excellent and the setting is beautiful. the tables are slightly small for 5 people, but that is to be expected in many Greek restaurants. There is a wide selection on offer which is lovely

Thank Seanan_Collins
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Beautifully located in an courtyard area under stone walls illuminated by candles and flowers overhanging. Had spectacular vegetarian moussaka starter which even my (carniverous) husband drooled over. Food excellent with Turkish/Middle Eastern twists. Service courteous. Family run restaurant. One of my favourite restaurants in Crete

Thank LindaDJ888Dublin
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this restaurant two nights in a row as we were so impressed the first night. It's a little hard to find the first time you go, but this also means it is a bit quieter than some of the other restaurants that are in the hustle and bustle of the old venetian town. The restaurant serves dishes from... More 

Thank nicolatemple
Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The cuisine is Turkish and Moroccan. The decoration is great and stylish and offers information about the story of Turks in Crete. Most importantly the food is awesome. The personnel is very helpful, in guiding you with the selection of your food. Make sure you do not overeat. Hint: the restaurant offers half-portions so that you can sample more dishes.

Thank Xenophon2014
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Day visit to Chania we wanted to include an evening meal. The reviews were good and as we both love Turkish food it seemed an obvious choice. It is located in the once occupied Turkish area of Splantzia. It was warm enough to sit outside so we opted for the little garden area which was lit by loads of candles.... More 

Thank hollytreebarbara
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great food: lamb is very recommended as well as one starter with the traditional cremes (baba ghanoush, humus, tzatziki, rtc). The terrace was great and the service was good!

Thank Andres H

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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
USD 11 - USD 27
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?