Area: 28 sq. km.
The port of
Halki. The architecture of the rocky islands of the
Dodecanese, Halki, Symi, Kastelorizo, is characteristic. Each
island developed a fishing and merchant fleet in the 19th
century, and their wealth is reflected in their houses.
or Horio, as seen by Giuseppe Gerola, on August 2nd 1912.
There were a few people still leaving there at the time. The
last inhabitants left the town in 1940, to either make a new
home at the port, or migrate. Having a population of 4000
souls in its heyday, today it is a haunted town, with
crumbling houses and chapels. Only a few churches with fading
frescoes are resisting time. The Horio was invisible from the
sea in order to be protected from the pirates. The top of the
hill above the Horio is crowned by the medieval castle which
was built on the foundations of the ancient acropolis. If you
don't wanna climb up here for the ruins, then do so for the
Halki is a
small place. Its maximum longitude is 10km. Hikers can either
walk the island's one and only paved road that connects the
port to the Agios Ioannis monastery passing through the Horio,
or venture off track following the paths they encounter, or
climb the cliffs trailless. Don't miss visiting the Pefkias,
half an hour north of the port where the sanctuary of Apolon
was once standing. The valley ends in a miniscule beach. For a
taste of Halki's agricultural past, visit the Koila Plateau.
Traditional architecture enthusiasts will find this site very
interesting, since the abandoned peasants' shelters they will
see here, the "kyfes", are of very unusual
construction, characteristic of the Dodecanese. This is an
unusual place anyway, on this platau you will feel you have
travelled back in time. To the west you will see the Agios
Ioannis monastery, a cheap lodging alternative on this
>> Dodecanese Islands : Astypalea,
Halki, Kalymnos, Karpathos,
Leros, Lipsi, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi,
Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its
reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique
landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and
its magnificent beaches.
houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town,
chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores
selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.
Trends that sweep through
the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this
An island of tempting and
tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather
superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.
But even the most
unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a
crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive,
picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters
of the Aegean Sea.
charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve
frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.
Because it is so famous,
Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who
enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is
the ideal place for holidays.
Have a wonderful time...