Halki is a small gem in the Dodecanese island group, located close to the far more busy Rhodes island. Untouched by mass tourism, Halki is the perfect secret getaway for a relaxing vacation! It has a few amazing beaches and its main village has a unique charm. Halki is connected to Rhodes via ferry and day trips from one island to the other are quite popular.

To help you plan your vacation in Halki, we have prepared a travel guide and a collection of amazing photos. Our guide includes everything you have to know about the island, including places worth visiting, beaches, restaurants, recommended activities and many photos.

The nearest airport to the island is that of Rhodes. The most convenient way to reach Halki is to either fly to Rhodes and take a ferry from there or by ferry directly from Athens (Piraeus port) but the trip is very long.


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Halki 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!

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Halki is a non-touristy island of the Aegean, offering a limited number of places to stay, including traditional houses, a few hotels, apartments and villas.
The accommodation facilities have an authentic atmosphere and most of the time they are small and family-owned.
You will find them mostly in the island's capital town.


A popular way to reach Halki is by ferry from Rhodes island. But it is also connected to Piraeus port in Athens and other islands of the Aegean Sea.
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Discover the best of Halki! From sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!

  • Nimporio
    Nimporio is the only village and main port of Halki. This is a lovely place constructed around a large bay, with beautiful houses on the slopes of the hill.
  • Potamos beach
    Potamos is a lovely beach with soft sand and clean waters in Potamos. This is an organized place, accessible by foot or bus from the main town.
  • Medieval castle
    Constructed on top of a steep hill is the Medieval Castle of Halki. Due to its location, the castle is difficult to reach but gives breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea.