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Halki

Dodecanese islands
Halki, Halki
Halki, Halki
Halki, Halki
Halki, Halki
Halki, Halki
Halki, Halki
Halki, Halki
Halki, Halki
Halki was declared a “Center of peace and friendship” in 1983. Emerald sea, mountainous inland and picturesque sand beaches with green trees will leave unforgettable memories.
Description of Halki
Halki is one of the smallest Dodecanese islands located not far from Rhodos. The area of the island is about 29 km² while its coastline is 34 km. Its nearest neighbour is Rhodes. An everyday ferry boat will take you to Rhodes within an hour.
 
One can get to Halki from the mainland port Piraeus. There is also another way, through Rhodes that can be reached air or by sea as well.
 
The main inhabited settlement and port of the island is called Emborio (Nimborio). It is located in the Southeastern part of Chalki. Small red-titled houses scattered around a picturesque harbourside take the shape of an ancient amphitheater. The paved seafront is home to a good range of tavernas, grill houses, bars and cafes, with a variety of settings and delicacies to appeal to everybody.
 
The well-known beach of Pontamos is located not far from the port. It takes only 15 minutes to reach Ftenagia which is another small rocky beach behind the Chapel of Agia Aekaterini. The beaches Trachia and Areta can be reached only by a taxi boat.
Once a capital of the island today Chorio is a desolate place nestled by the foot of the mountain. People left it for Emporio in the middle of the last century. The landscape of the place is dominated by the Church of Panagia which has wonderful wall-paintings. The church was built within the period of 1400-1600.
 
At a short distance from Chorio there is the Crusader castle Kastro which was built on the remnants of the ancient Acropolis. This castle was founded by the Knights of St. John in the XIV-XV cunturies. Up to date only some fragments of the castle wall ruins of the Church of St. Nicholas have survived.
 
One can also visit the Church of the Archangel Michael – Panormitis, the Monastery of Ai-Yannis Alargas located on the western side of Chalki, ruins of the ancient temple of Apollo in Pefkia. 
Most probably Halki has got its name from the ancient copper (Gr. χάλκος) mines.
 
The findings prove that the island was inhabited from the prehistoric times. According to mythology its first inhabitants were the Titans. Historically Halki follows the same course as Rhodes. In the VII century the island was occupied by the Arabs, until the 825 when it was liberated. In 1204 Venetians landed on its shores. Turks invaded Halki in 1522. From 1912 till 1945 the island was conquered by Italians. Only in 1948 Halki was finally annexed to Greece along with other islands of the Dodecanese.
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Weather forecast for 5 days
Today we expect 25 - 25 °C
Weather
Temperature ºC
Wind speed
Wind direction º
Humidity %
Pressure (hPa)
Wed
19 Jun
25
7.66
279
80
1010
Thu
20 Jun
24
7.85
312
73
1008
Fri
21 Jun
24
8.21
316
72
1008
Sat
22 Jun
25
6.19
324
74
1009
Sun
23 Jun
25
6.17
315
69
1010
Mon
24 Jun
27
4.83
343
60
1009
Tue
25 Jun
26
4.31
321
63
1006
Wed
26 Jun
25
4.18
282
76
1006
Thu
27 Jun
25
3.71
301
79
1006
Fri
28 Jun
26
3.94
289
71
1004
Sat
29 Jun
27
7.99
330
60
1004
Sun
30 Jun
24
14.05
326
57
1004
Mon
01 Jul
24
12.78
335
57
1008
Tue
02 Jul
25
5.77
329
62
1011
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