Located a short hop from bustling Rhodes, Halki is one of the quietest Dodecanese Islands, but perhaps the one most likely to steal your heart. It’s also one of the most beautiful.
Tucked in the far reaches of the southeastern Aegean hugging the coastline of Turkey, the Dodecanese is a fascinating archipelago. Rich in history with abundant natural beauty, this magical cluster of islands is linked by a network of ferry services and, in some cases, flights, making it ideal for a spot of island hopping.
To Greeks, food is a way of life and eating out is a national pastime. Greek food is deliciously simple, yet it’s some of the healthiest and tastiest food you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.
The tiny Dodecanese island of Halki inspires an unprecedented level of devotion amongst visitors, with some Nissia customers returning annually for almost 30 years and others visiting several times each year. So what is it about this rocky scrap of land just off Rhodes that captures people’s hearts so comprehensively?
Here are seven reasons why Halki will steal your heart.
The Dodecanese island of Halki is one of Greece’s smallest inhabited islands, located west of Rhodes. What the island lacks in size, it makes up for in heart.
Recognised by UNESCO as the Island of Peace and Friendship, Halki is a traditional island with beautiful Italianate houses, clear aquamarine waters, picturesque monasteries and churches, and a spectacular high-mountain spine with stunning views over the sparkling blue Aegean and neighbouring islands.
Free from the trappings of mass tourism, Halki is a special place. To find out more, read on for our ultimate guide to Halki.
Creative holidays are becoming increasingly popular. And with good reason. There are few things more restful than combining a creative journey with a relaxing break in a beautiful destination. An artistic holiday compels you to consider your surroundings with fresh eyes. It helps you engage with your location, rather than simply pass through.
That’s why our painting holidays in Halki are in demand year after year. Held in the first two weeks of May, they 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.
How many times have you returned home from another Halki holiday and you wondered, “OK, I’ve bought this Halki pasta, but how does one cook it?”. It would be great to have one of your favourite taverna owners and cooks there to assist, but that’s a little difficult. Worry no more, we’ve come up with the traditional Halki pasta recipe so that you can make the lovely onion sauce in order to cook your pasta, in true Halki fashion.