Historic Building in Emborios

Traditional House of Chalki

Perched on the hillside, not far up from the harbour (signed to the right off the road to Pondamos Beach), the Traditional House of Chalki – an alternative transliteration of Halki – is a two-storey family home, bui…
Beach in Halki

Pondamos Beach

Pretty little Pondamos Beach is lapped by the turquoise waters of a crescent bay 10 minutes’ walk up and over the hill west of Emborios. The only way to get a comfortable shaded spot is to rent a €3 sunbed alongside…
Archaeological Site in Halki


A stiff switchback climb along the road from Pondamos Beach leads up through Halki’s fertile central valley to Horio. This picturesque ruin was originally the island’s main village, hidden away to escape the eyes of…