Halki Geography

Halki Geography
Information about the geography of Halki, Greece

Halki is a tiny island close to Rhodes. It belongs to the Dodecanese complex and its coastline is 34 km. The only village in Halki is Nimporio, which also serves as the main port. It is built amphitheatrically around a bay and the houses go up a small hill. In the centre of the island, there is Horio, the old capital of Halki, which is now abandoned. Halki is generally a mountainous island. In fact, flat parts give turn to rocky mountains.

The geography of Halki distinguishes for the hilly spots which give an amazing view to the sea and its neighboring islands. The highest peak is Merovigli, on the north eastern part, at an altitude of 601m. In the centre, there is Mount Prophet Elias. On top of this rocky mountain, the Knights of Saint John built a strong castle in the Medieval Times that stands till today. The path to the Castle is difficult, but the view from up there is gorgeous. This castle is the msot evident mark of Halki history.

The main beach of Halki is Potamos. There are other beaches, but difficult to access. The northern side of Halki can be reached only by boat, but the wind is blowing stronger there. The uninhabited islet of Alimia, on the north eastern, can also be visited as it has beautiful beaches and a Medieval Castle.

Map of Halki

Map Halki map View the map of Halki with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port.
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