The island of Halki, which is 15 square miles of unspoilt, mountainous terrain, lies off the west coast of Rhodes and is extremely picturesque, as well as being renowned for especially clean beaches such as sandy Pondamos and Ftenagia, reached by a rocky path above the shore or by the high road to the windmills. Each has a taverna, umbrellas and sunbeds.

Villa Nina is only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Emborio, the UNESCO-supported fishing harbour and the island’s only settlement, set around a horseshoe-shaped bay, where there are cafes, atmospheric tavernas and shops for self-catering provisions among the Italian-style houses cascading down to the water's edge.