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Well of the Turk

  • Kalinikou Sarpaki 1–3 Map It
  • Chania
  • Mediterranean

Known for

  • Fabulous food away from the crowds
  • Adjoining flower-scented terrace, a nice option in summer
  • Vegetarian moussaka—a revelation

Published 03/09/2017

Fodor's Review

In the old Ottoman district of Splantzia, opposite the underground church of Ayia Irene, this restaurant is somewhat difficult to find even with a map, but it is worth the endeavor. It serves a mixture of Greek and Turkish dishes with the odd trip to Northern Africa and the Middle East. With vaulted ceilings, terra-cotta floors and cobalt-blue walls set with jewel-like windows and the eponymous well, it's a memorable place to eat. Flatbreads, such as Fatayer bi Sabanikh, with spinach, mizithra, walnuts and raisins, and Lahmajun, with minced lamb and parsley, are particularly strong. Best to take a number of small plates and share in the traditional way.

Restaurant Information


Kalinikou Sarpaki 1–3, Splantzia, Chania, Crete, 73100, Greece

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Published 03/09/2017


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