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Halki

Dodecanese islands
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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 19 - 19 °C
Weather
Temperature ºC
Wind speed
Wind direction º
Humidity %
Pressure (hPa)
Mon
25 May
17
7.55
316
72
1016
Tue
26 May
17
3.72
336
82
1016
Wed
27 May
16
3.24
279
78
1015
Thu
28 May
15
6.14
318
80
1014
Fri
29 May
16
8
306
80
1015
Sat
30 May
17
3.77
288
77
1018
Sun
31 May
17
0.76
233
67
1018
Mon
01 Jun
17
3.21
282
82
1017
Tue
02 Jun
17
3.24
266
79
1015
Wed
03 Jun
18
1.55
277
68
1013
Thu
04 Jun
18
5.35
297
80
1012
Fri
05 Jun
19
5.89
298
75
1013
Sat
06 Jun
19
5.13
270
81
1006
Sun
07 Jun
18
8.23
307
84
1004
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