Emborio

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The harbour front is around 400 meters in length and offers a sprinkling of cafes and a couple of tavernas.

Description

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.

Destination Profile

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.

Climate

Max Temp F Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Halki 69 74 80 84 84 80 75
London 56 61 68 71 70 66 56
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Halki 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

Highlights

  • Picturesque resort
  • Relaxing and peaceful setting
  • Great hiking trails

Things To Do

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.

Things To See

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.