Halki - Tiny and unspoiled
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Halki is a small, quiet and unspoiled island with an attractive village port and very few people. It is a place for those who love walks -which in fact are rewarding. With only one village, a few of roads and a handful of cars, it makes a tranquil heaven in vast contrast to neighbouring Rhodes.
Halki, once sponge-fishing centre with a rich fleet and thousands of people living there, took its name from the copper (Halkos in Greek), that mined in antiquity.
There is a link from Piraeus once or twice a week. Halki is also connected with Rhodes (frequent service), Kassos, Karpathos, Symi, Crete, Milos. Nearest airport is on Rhodes Island.
Walk is the main way to move around and explore the island. Remote beaches can be reached by boat.
Taxis, car and motorbike rental is also available.
Yialos, pebble beach
Ftenagia, nice sandy beach
Kania, pebble beach
Pondamos, beautiful sandy beach
Trahia, narrow, sandy in places beach
Excursions & Places of interest
The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos is worth a visit and the Monastery of Stavros
hosts the celebrations on Timios Stavros day (14th of September).
Alimnia, a green islet with excellent beaches, fresh water and a crusader castle.
Touring Halki Island
is the port and only settlement of the island. It is an idyllic and picturesque village with beautiful red tiled Venetian style houses set around a horseshoe shaped bay. In Nimborio is the lovely church of Agios Nikolaos (built in 1861) with the highest bell tower in Dodecanese and a nice Hoklakia pebble mosaic yard. The hoclakia mosaics are made from black (also reddish sometimes) and white colour small sea pebbles. These mosaics are also found in other islands such as Symi, Rhodes and Nissyros Island.
the old capital of the island with 4,000 people on its glorious days, is now now abandoned. Horio is overlooked by the Knights of St. John castle which was built on the site of the Ancient Acropolis. Below the castle is the church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) with some nice frescoes.
Area: 28 sq.Km
Distance from Rhodes Main Port: 35 Nautical Miles
Distance from Rhodes Kameiros Port: 11 Nautical Miles
Doctor: 22460 70910
Police: 22460 45213
Port Authority: 22460 45220