Halki or Chalki is a little island of the Dodecanese, located just 6 km west of Rhodes. Its secluded location has shaped it up to be one of the best destinations for relaxing holidays!
Its proximity to Rhodes makes it great for day trips from there.
You can also reach the tiny island by ferry from the little port of Ancient Kamiros in Rhodes on a daily basis.
The capital town of Halki is Nimporio, where the island’s port is also located. Nimporio is a quaint little village on the eastern side of Halki that boasts beautiful traditional architecture.
The seafront village is lined up with cafeterias, restaurants, and shops, while it is the best place to enjoy long walks by the sea as well.
There used to be another village in Halki, Chorio, which was abandoned in the 19th century when its inhabitants moved to Nimporio.
Today, there’s an old Medieval castle worth visiting on a hill above Chorio village.
The island’s beaches are beautiful and have crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming!
Most of the organized ones are located close to Nimporio and they are easily accessible on foot or by bus.
The beaches that are far from Nimporio are secluded and unorganized, perfect for those who seek peace and privacy!
Thanks to its beautiful natural landscape, Halki is one of the best destinations for hiking and long walks, so you better pack your walking shoes when traveling there!