Top things to do

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…
Taverna in Emborios

Black Sea

Sitting peacefully on the left side of the harbour, metres from bobbing boats, this brightly coloured haunt is run by a charming Georgian family. It's a great spot for fresh fish, from octopus and little shrimp to g…
Taverna in Emborios

Taverna Lefkosia

Much-loved taverna, where the check-clothed tables and blue chairs spread out onto the quay and the menu abounds in hom-made island specialities such as baked pasta. The fried cheese balls are a crispy, chewy deligh…
Bakery in Emborios

Dimitri’s Bakery

Generations of Halki residents and visitors have stocked up on Dimitri's delicious sweet and savoury pies and pastries, available from early morning. Cheese, spinach and apple pies, plus croissants and – in the even…
Taverna in Halki

Ftenagia Beach Taverna

Great little taverna piping out bouzouki music and lovely aromas from the kitchen. The fresh seafood is superb. Better still is its location on a pebbled beach lapped by cyan-blue water.
Archaeological Site in Halki

Horio

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…
Taverna in Halki

Nick's Taverna

Separate sections serve good seafood meals, and drinks and snacks. Right on the beach.