Chalki, the island of Peace and Friendship
The neighbor island of Rhodes is so close yet so different. Travel to this unique, unexplored island of the Dodecanese with cheap ferry tickets to Chalki through Let’s Ferry.
Nimborio is the port and the main settlement of the island with plenty of architectural and historical surprises like:
The Italian-styled neoclassical mansions which are built amphitheatrically.
The port of Halki
The stone Clock Tower which was built by the expatriate Chalkian community. The three windmills offer a postcard-like view of the port.
Palio Horio is the abandoned early capital of the island, built to protect the residents from the pirates’ attacks.
The 15thcentury Castle of the Knights of Saint John, on a hill at the northeastern part of the island. Standing there on a clear day, you can see Rhodes emerging from the blue canvas of the Aegean Sea. The Taxiarhis Michael Palarniotis Monastery, which is celebrated every November in a big feast.
To visit the tiny Aegean gem, book low-cost ferry tickets to Chalki at letsferry.com. Plan your accommodation on time as there are few hotels on the island.
Chalki is a perfect destination for nature lovers. Its small size allows you to explore it fast on foot or through the sea.
Crystal clear waters in Halki island
Hiking is the ideal way to visit Kamenos Spilios and Arapis cave through a big net of clear paths. The most famous one starts from the port, runs through Horio and ends up at Agios Georgios of Ryaki.
Enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling at the tropical island of Alimia, to discover the underwater kingdom of the island. Swimming at the organized Pontamos and Ftenagia beaches, which are close to the port and have calm waters. The shade from the high cliffs of Areta beach will protect you from the hot sun while swimming at the turquoise crystal waters.
Tip: You can find ATMs and a regional medical center on the island. Cars and buses are not allowed. There are direct routes to and from Rhodes, Nisyros, Anafi, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Tilos, Sitia and other islands. This paradise waits to be discovered!
Information about the port of Chalki
Passenger routes connect Chalki with Rhodes and less frequently with Kos, Kalymnos and Nisyros.