Halki is an enchanting island on which to relax and simply do nothing. The island, which is 15 square miles of mountainous terrain, lies off the west coast of Rhodes and is extremely picturesque, welcoming and unspoilt.

 

Sailing in to Halki harbour for the first time is a breath - taking experience. The Italian- style houses cascade down to the water’s edge as pretty as a picture. The harbour is a mass of colour with brightly painted fishing boats swaying at anchor, yellow fishing nets piled high and the fishermen sitting under the trees mending their nets. The main village (Emporio) has six tavernas and three friendly bars.


 

Hidden behind the village, just a few minutes walk over the hill behind the harbour, is Halki’ s main beach, Pondamos, reached by the Boulevard Tarpoon Springs, built with money donated by Halki sponge fishermen who emigrated to Florida. The beach is sandy , shelving gently into inviting waters and is ideal for children. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire on the beach. The Pondamos Taverna is idyllically situated- for cold drings or long lingering lunches. Secluded coves and pebbly beaches such as Yali, Kania and Ftinaia can be reached on foot or you can go by boat excursion to Trachea, Areta and others. Snorkelling at all these beaches is excellent.