Over the years we’ve been in the extremely proud position to have all of you as customers, guests and friends. Together we have supported our beautiful islands of the Dodecanese and have created some memorable holidays.
Our painting holidays offer the opportunity to explore the magical ‘Island of Peace and Friendship’, while learning a new skill or improving your painting technique in the company of a friendly group of people with shared interests and a mutual love of Halki and Greece.
Goats scramble around rocky hillsides, their bells gently tinkling. Bees buzz in bushes, gorging on fragrant thyme. Seabirds wheel out to sea, while raptors soar above rocky peaks. A light breeze tickles an oleander-strewn valley. The air is scented with oregano, thyme, rosemary and basil, and the floor is carpeted with wild flowers.
Walking in Tilos is a feast for the scenes. Little wonder that it’s one of the most popular activities, enticing visitors to the island time and time again. The shoulder months of April, May, September and October are perfect for rambling around the island, especially for birders, tempted here to witness migration.
The Covid-19 pandemic has touched all of our lives, and our thoughts go out to our treasured guests and trusted partners who have been affected. It feels as though the world has been turned upside down and our lives transformed in unimaginable ways.
Located about six kilometres northeast of Halki, the abandoned islet of Alimia offers an intriguing adventure. Blessed with natural water sources – unlike its barren neighbour – this pint-sized islet is sprinkled with green, giving it a somewhat gentler ambiance than Halki.
Alimia, also known as Alimnia, benefits from a large natural harbour, which played an important role in the island’s history. While Alimia has been uninhabited since the 1960s, it remains a popular picnic and swimming spot for locals and tourists from Halki and Rhodes. But the tranquil scenes you see today belie the island’s sometimes turbulent past.
Like all Greek islands, magical little Tilos has a fascinating history – and a good ole dose of mythology! From dwarf elephants and ancient poets to becoming the most eco-friendly island in the Mediterranean, here’s an overview of the mythology and history of Tilos.
We’re living in unprecedented times. Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has turned our lives and our world upside down. We’re all experiencing a new ‘normal’, isolated in our homes, home-schooling our children, and entertaining our confused-but-delighted pets. It’s unlike anything we’ve experienced before.
And we’re definitely not able to travel.
But that doesn’t mean travel shouldn’t be on your mind. In fact, a little escapism is a good antidote to the barrage of bad news facing us on a daily basis. Although we can’t jet off to warmer climes at the moment, there are still ways to temporarily ease your wanderlust.
We want to help you escape from your four walls and take a trip to one of your favourite countries – from the comfort of your sofa. It’s time to reminisce about why you fell in love with Greece, revisit your treasure trove of memories, and let a little travel nostalgia brighten your day.
Here are a few ideas for how you can satisfy your love of Greece during the coronavirus quarantine.
For many of our guests, Rhodes is a mere transit point en route to the peaceful, unspoilt islands of Halki, Tilos and Nisyros. However, while Rhodes Town is undeniably busier than our wonderful little islands, there’s plenty to be discovered here. Especially if you like history and culture.
Whether you want some inspiration to help you pass the time while waiting for your ferry or you’re interested in tagging on some extra days to explore, we’ve prepared a cultural guide to Rhodes Town, especially for you.
Despite its petite size, the little-known island of Nisyros is bursting with magical experiences. And we’re not just talking about the volcano!
Here’s our guide to seven wonderful things to do in Nisyros.
With its stunning history, ancient monuments, picturesque islands, breathtaking coastline and superb cuisine, Greece is an ideal holiday destination. However, few visitors realise that the country also boasts a rich biodiversity with abundant wildlife.
Hugging the coastline of Turkey in the southeastern corner of the Aegean, the Dodecanese Islands sit at a crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia. Their geographical location has impacted on the flora and fauna found here.
Here’s an overview of the wildlife found in the South Dodecanese, with particular emphasis on our islands, Halki, Tilos and Nisyros.