Holidays in Halki

    Halki is a tiny island of Dodecanese, located very close to Rhodes. Not much developed in tourism, this is a perfect destination for peace and privacy. The island distinguishes for its traditional architecture and the relaxing beaches. Nimporio is the only village and main port of the island. In the centre of Halki island, there is an abandoned village with a Medieval Castle on top. This village was abandoned when piracy was confronted in the Aegean Sea and people started to move around the port. Few beaches in Halki Greece are organized and can be accessed on foot or by bus. The rest are totally secluded. The island can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from Rhodes.

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    Travel guide to Halki, Greece

    A tiny island of Dodecanese, Halki is a relaxing place for a day trip from Rhodes or for short vacations. In fact, there are daily local ferries to Halki from the small port of Ancient Kamiros in Rhodes, allowing to go on the island and return in the same day. Halki is a place to enjoy long walks and secluded beaches.

    The only town is Nimporio, a picturesque place that surrounds the main port of the island. The beach promenade of Nimporio is lined up with cafeterias and taverns, while a small bus departs for beaches around the island, mostly for Potamos beach. Holidays in Halki are ideal if you are looking for Greek islands off the beaten track.

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    Accommodation is limited in Halki, as this is an island untouched by mass tourism. The only settlement on the island is Nimporio, where you can find few traditional studios with basic facilities and cozy rooms to stay during your Halki holidays. These venues have easy access to the port, restaurants and shops.

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    Halki Nimporio

    The island of Halki, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. The only village of Halki island is Nimporio, the capital and main port of the island. It is located on the eastern side of Halki and charms visitors with the traditional architecture, the lovely waterfront and the paved paths. The island used to have another village, Chorio, but it was gradually abandoned in the 19th century and its inhabitants moved to Nimporio.

    Beaches are clean and beautiful. Most organized beaches of Halki island are located close to Nimporio and they can be easily accessed on foot or by bus. Generally be prepared for long walks during your Halki holidays, as walking and hiking are the main things to do there. Some other beaches, away from Nimporio, are totally secluded and unorganized. There visitors can enjoy all the privacy they need. Particularly interesting is also the Medieval Castle, in the centre of the island, but climbing up is quite tricky.

    Highlights in Halki

    Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Halki island

    • 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 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.
    • 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.

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