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Holidays In Emborio

Emborio Holidays at a Glance

Emborio (or Niborio) is the port and the only settlement of the island. It is an idyllic and picturesque village built at the foot of a mountain, and is the only inhabited area in Halki today. Emborio is full of Italian-style houses cascading down to the water's edge and set around a horseshoe shaped bay.

Who goes to Emborio?
This quiet resort is ideal for those wanting a relaxing holiday, unwind here and integrate with the local people.



Key Facts - Emborio

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration3 - 4 hours

The steeple of St. Nicholas is the work of the Rhodian architect Lefteris Sellas. Its tower leans over an arch made of ancient marbles taken from the temple of Apollo. The clock tower (a donation of the Halkians living abroad) rises before the unique Town Hall. The harbour front is around 400 meters in length and offers a sprinkling of cafes and a couple of tavernas.

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Kastro: The remnants of this castle of the Knights of St John top the smaller peak behind Emborio. The panoramic views are spectacular.

Chorio The old settlement of Halki (until early 19th Century), now mainly ruined, is situated on the slopes below the hill top Kastro, a position concealed from view from the sea, and high above the initial marauding of pirates. It is about a 35 minute walk up the concrete road, which winds up the valley.

Panormitis Restoration work has greatly improved the aspect of this small monastery, some 15 minutes above Chorio, up a bulldozed track to the right. The ancient Byzantine church and the main buildings are undergoing refurbishment.

Kastro: The remnants of this castle of the Knights of St John top the smaller peak behind Emborio. The panoramic views are spectacular.

Chorio The old settlement of Halki (until early 19th Century), now mainly ruined, is situated on the slopes below the hill top Kastro, a position concealed from view from the sea, and high above the initial marauding of pirates. It is about a 35 minute walk up the concrete road, which winds up the valley.

Panormitis Restoration work has greatly improved the aspect of this small monastery, some 15 minutes above Chorio, up a bulldozed track to the right. The ancient Byzantine church and the main buildings are undergoing refurbishment.

Hikers can either walk the island's one and only paved road that connects the port to the Agios Ioannis Monastery passing through the Orio or venture off track following the paths they encounter or climb the cliff trails.

Eating/Drinking During Emborio Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Emborio Holidays

Foot: Walking is the main way to get around and explore the island as there is no bus service. Remote beaches can be reached by boat. Everything is within a walking distance.

Boat: There is a daily caique connecting the island to Rhodes and a hydrofoil once a week to Kalymnos, Kos, Nisiros and Tilos. 1 water taxi with various destinations displayed. Rates by negotiation dependent on the number in party (up to 12).

Taxi: There is just one taxi, usually parked near the Post Office if not out on call. Rates are advertised for Pondamos, Ftenagia, Chorio, Monastery.

Emborio Holidays Shopping

Jewellery, Pottery and ceramics.

Holidays in Emborio - Beaches

Pondamos is the only sandy beach on Halki is just 10 minutes walk from Emborio. Follow the concrete road over the ridge into the next bay. You will find a taverna, umbrellas and sun beds.

Ftengia - You can reach this beach by the rocky path above the shoreline, or by the high road to the windmills. It will take about 15 minutes walk from Emborio. There is also a taverna, sun beds and umbrellas.

Kania is a beach of pebbles lies in the north of Emborio (a 25 minute walk from Emborio)

Yiali's tiny beach of white pebbles is found on the South side of the island, down a winding track leading from the old village at Chorio, below the Kastro. Relax in the shade by the cliffs.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp FAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Halki69748084848075
London56616871706656
Sunshine HoursAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Halki71012121196
London5676653

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