All About Alimia, an Uninhabited Islet off Halki

  • August 31, 2020
  • Halki
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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.


How to Satisfy Your Love of Greece During Quarantine

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.


The Most Beautiful Photo Spots in Halki

  • August 12, 2019
  • Halki
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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.

Every year, a group of painters visits Halki to capture its charms on canvas. But what if painting isn’t your medium? Easy – grab your camera, pick up your smartphone, pack your drone, and hop on the ferry to get creative behind the lens.

To help you out, here’s our guide to some of the most beautiful photo spots on Halki.


Island Hopping in the Dodecanese

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.

Rhodes and Kos are the most popular islands in the archipelago, and both offer plenty of charms away from the tourist trail. But venture further afield and you’ll be richly rewarded. From grand, neoclassical mansions to religious and archaeological sites, superb diving and watersports to myriad spectacular beaches, here are just some of the delights in store when island hopping in the Dodecanese.


Greek Food and the Specialities of Halki and Tilos

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.


7 Reasons Why Halki Will Steal Your Heart

  • July 31, 2018
  • Halki
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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 Ultimate Guide to Halki

  • October 17, 2017
  • Halki
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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.


Painting Holidays in Halki with Margaret Wiles

  • July 3, 2017
  • Halki
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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.


Halki Holidays 2017

  • August 1, 2016
  • Halki
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Some great news just in! We have started selling our Halki holidays  for 2017 and our villas in Halki that are not pre-booked are now free for 2017. Get in touch as soon as possible to secure your favourite villa!


Halki Pasta Recipe

  • October 14, 2015
  • Halki
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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.