The small and peaceful island of Halki is the ideal destination for the ones seeking a few days of peace and quiet away from the busy cities. The beaches of Halki, such as Alimia, Areta and Trahia, have got golden beaches and crystal clear waters. The preserved buildings in Halki, the Agios Nikolaos church, the city hall, the watch tower are definitely a unique picture in the eyes of the visitors. You will most certainly love the hospitable locals, the noble beauty of the land, the amazing beaches and the delicious local delicacies. In Halki you will spend unforgettable holidays and you will enjoy every minute so wait no more, book your ferry tickets now.
The Port of Halki
Ferries depart regularly from the port of Piraeus for the Halki port and the journey, including stops at other islands, lasts about 18 hours. In fact, by booking your ferry tickets online via Greeceport.com, your journey will be more comfortable and carefree. Nimporio, is the capital as well as the port of the island. The settlement of Nimporio is built amphitheatrically and its buildings will surely impress you. It is also said that the waters at the Halki port are crystal clear and you can even swim there.
Connection With Other Islands
You can now book ferry tickets online for Halki via Greeceport.com. If you plan to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/returnferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
Transportation in Halki
Travelling is done on foot since there are no vehicles on the island. The distances are short and walking on the island is nice and pleasant. You can, of course, visit some beaches in a boat.
Without cars …
Next to Rhodes, beautiful like a painting. The Peace and Amity Island welcomes its travelers with serenades and lyre, brilliant water-based events, distinct flavors, routes within the beauty and. .. without cars!
The ruins of Apollo temple stand out, in Pefkia, but also the cave, old hermitage, that is located in Elia, with paintings on the rocks, and Kameno Spilio, in Amiglai. Here, in 1658 the Venetian admiral Francesco Morosini exterminated the hidden inhabitants of the island by lighting fire to the mouth of the cave. Don’t forget to enjoy your dives in Pontamo beach, with white sand and turquoise waters, but also in Aretta, Ftenayia, Yiali and Kania. You can also visit the island of Alimia by boat, with equally beautiful beaches.
It is worth mentioning that Chalki has been characterized as ‘the island of heroes’ during the World War II praised thanks to the battles and the blood of the valorous children, as the lieutenant Alexander Diakos and the captain Diogenes Fanurakis.
Nimporio, amphitheatrically built in the sheltered harbor, is a painting. Windmills, tiled mansions built by the expatriates and the captains, the neoclassical City Hall and the imposing Bell Tower of St. Nicholas with the rare wooden temple and the hagiographies of 1861, compose images of unique beauty!
Although small, Chalki hides special flavors! Taste ofto, bubbles, chub mackerel, kakavia, fried ‘germans’ and smarides of salted fish and seafood. The kulia in the shape of the shell and the makarunia are the famous handmade pasta of Chalki, served with cheese and sauce of onions, as well as the kuluria, cooked with fresh tomato or lentil. From cheeses taste sweet or salty cheese and the local axevotiriasto, while from pastries, xerotigana, donuts and figs filled with sesame seeds.
Happy Holidays in Halki!!!