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Hidden gem at small beach
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Decided to take a boat to the lovely little island of Halki from Rhodes.
The boat goes 2 times a week on a Tuesday and Thursday leaving at 08:30 and returning 17:00 hours.
The trip takes around an hour and ten minutes.
Once arrived we looked around at the nice village with ever so friendly people.
The church was very nice and also the traditional house was interesting to see, especially the first fridge without electricity !
After wandering through the little streets we decided to go to Pondamos beach where we found Nick's Taverna. A hidden gem at a small beach with fantastic views. Very friendly people and great fresh food !
We first had an late breakfast and after some more site seeing we als decided to have lunch.
We had fresh calamari with tzatziki,cheeseballs,great salate and our favorite vegetarian keftedes made from chickpeas.
Our greek friend had a fish mix - it is a good plate for 2 persons, it had octopus grilled, local small shrimps, calamari and fish fillet and the portions were more then enough.
Fresh lobster menu and other fresh fish is recommended and if you cannot decide Akis can give you excellent advise on what to order.
Below the taverna is a very nice bar where Irina serves you all the drinks you want with an ever so friendly smile !
Price/quality : Excellent.
The view is breath taking so close to the sea and its only a short walk from the harbor.
Back at the harbor there are enough taverna's to have a drink and wait for the boat to take you back.
We are planning to go back in September as we fall in love with this hidden gem and their good food.



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Small and romantic
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We visited Halki after our stay in Rhodes. Halki is not about parties and young crowds, it has a very quiet atmosphere and picturesque architecture. The town is relaxing and very romantic, particularly at night with the small soft lights. People are friendly and welcoming.

The island has beautiful beaches with turquoise waters, visit Giali it is covered with pebbles and Potamos which is very close to the port. If you ask me, it is not a place to spend more than 4 days, it is very quiet and there is no nightlife after midnight the most.

We walked the island's road that connects the port to Agios Ioannis Monastery, a beautiful paved road following great paths and cliffs, nice hiking experience but do not dare it if it's high summer. The path is about 2 hours and you'd better do in spring or autumn, when the temperature is not that hot. On the way, you will get very nice views to the sea.

To eat choose a tavern at the port. You will find few taverns but good homemade food. When you leave Halki, don't miss to buy honey from local shops.



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Small yet very charming
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We visit Greece every summer for the past six years and we try to see as much as we can on every trip. This past summer we traveled to Halki, a small island in Dodecanese where we had so relaxing holidays. Hikers on Halki can choose on whether to walk the paved streets of Nimporio, the only populated village today, or venture off track. We followed both ways, since there are only a few things that one could do here. Nimporio has some fantastic taverns and shops and crowded together around the harbor area. The beaches in Halki were small but beautiful and easy to reach. Some of them we had to reach by foot and others by small boats. We went to Potamos, Yali and Trachea where we could go on foot. The locals make honey, so don't forget to buy some. Totally biological! On your way around the island, you will see an impressive Medieval Castle on top of a hill, just above the abandoned capital of Halki. If you dare, walk up to it but I'm warning you, it will be an exhausting experience!



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Not the best
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A photogenic island but very little there. Full of British who tend to spend all day talking to each other, on the beach, in the sea, in the kafenions and in the tavernas and bars. Not much of a Greek feel to it at all and, unfortunately, the tavernas are not up to the usual small Greek island standard. Many pretty villas and apartments to rent.

However, despite the total dominance by the British, Halki is still a very pleasant island and well worth a visit, if only for a few days. Lovely clear sea all around and as stated earlier, some beautiful villas and studios to rent.



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Have strong feet for walking
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Halki demands for strong feet because you will do a lot of walking on the island. Or at least, get a motorbike with you to tour all over Halki.

While the ferry was approaching the island, it striked me as a very beautiful place. I am visiting Greece for more than 7 years on the row and I didn't even know about this island. I usually stuck in the famous destinations, but this summer I said why not try something less expected, less popular? So, I came for three days in Halki and a week in Rhodes (for something more cosmopolitan).

The only village in Halki is around the port and I figured that if it wasn't for tourism, the island doesn't have many sources, maybe fishing in winter, but still the place is too small for big developments. People are warm and kind and you will see far less gift shops than usually in other islands.

There are some small beaches to swim, but you have to walk there. Most people go to Potamos, about 20 minutes trekking from the village. Not a dificult route, but in hot days it gets tiring. Do not try to book rooms through the Internet, they will probably not answer you. Better call and communicate in simple English.



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Small and lovely
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We went to Halki for one day by boat from Rhodes. Boats leave from the port of ancient Kameiros in Rhodes and I remember we left every early in the morning, about 6 or 7 o'clock. It takes about an hour to go to Halkiand when we arrived it was quiet early still and not many people were on the road. We had a delicious Greek coffee in the port and the waiter told us to go to swim in Podamos. In fact, he show us the way and suggested we walk. After all, there was no other way to go (no bus works on Halki, the locals don't actually need it because there is only one village there and distances are small). We walked about 20 minutes to go to the beach, which was also not crowded at all. Only an old couple with the grand children were there but the beach had some umbrellas to protect from shade. Returned to Nimporio at about noon and had lunch in a tavern by the port. The menu had some strange dishes that we didn't see in Rhodes, like stuffed lamb and some fried cookies with tomato and onion. Delicious all, it must be local cuisine! The boat to Rhodes left in the afternoon, so we had much time to walk in Nimporio and see the village.



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