Holidays in Halki Greece
Halki is a small yet very charming island in the Dodecanese that is situated opposite the west coast of Rhodes. Halki is an island with a long and important history that stretches back to the ancient times.
The islands name, Halki, is taken from the copper ( Halkos ) mines that were in operation here many years ago. More recently, Halki was declared as the island of "Peace and Friendship" for the young people of the world.
Halki is a very picturesque and serene island, which provides visitors with splendid landscapes and very interesting architecture. It is truly an ideal destination for peaceful and relaxing holidays. The only village on the island is the main town, which is also known as "Niborio".
Upon arriving at the tranquil and colourful harbour, visitors feel as through they are looking an a painting, with a scattering of old churches, the monastery of Agios Ioannis on top of the hill, and the charming buildings creating the wonderful landscape.
There are several places of interest in Halki. If you have the chance, you should try and pay a visit to the charming castle and the ruins of the ancient Acropolis.
From Niborio, the nearest beach for swimming is that of Pondamos. However, from the harbour, there are small boats that can take you to every beach around the island, offering a wonderful opportunity for exploring the simple yet elegant beauty of Halki.
All destinations around Halki are very short, and you will never exceed a distance of 10km before you reach another part of the island. This makes Halki an ideal island for trekking, where you can wander around and soak up the natural beauty and lovely landscapes that you will find on every corner.
There is a great selection of traditional cafes and tavernas where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or meal. Fresh fish and sea food is one of the specialities of Halki, though you should also try to sample some of the tasty local cuisine.
Scattered around the island you will find a choice of accommodation such as traditional hotels, rooms, studios and apartments for rent. However, due to the small number of accommodation on the island, it is best to make your reservations before arriving.
Halki has boat connections with Athens, via the port of Pireaus, as well as the nearby islands of Rhodes, Kasos, Karpathos, and the famous island of Crete, where you can head to via Sitia and Agios Nikolaos.