Enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional fishing village in a peaceful setting with a mountainous backdrop and a sheltered, sandy beach at the Villa Tsandou.
Popular with young people travelling from all over the world, "the island of peace and friendship" is also an ideal holiday choice for couples and families – and the Villa Tsandou, in Emborio, Halki, is the perfect base for a get-away-from-it-all break.
Two-bedroom apartments are bright, colourfully-furnished, spacious and modern with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, a large bathroom with a shower, and a veranda. Lower floor apartments are larger, but not suitable for children under 12.
Halki has some of the cleanest beaches you'll witness on a Greek island holiday, making it ideal for those who enjoy lazy days under the Mediterranean sun. The sandy beach of Pondamos is 10 minutes’ walk into the next bay, while Ftenagia Beach is a little further, reached by a rocky path above the shore, or by the high road to the windmills. Each has a taverna, umbrellas and sunbeds. The pebbled beach of Kania is a 25-minute walk away.
Villa Tsandou is in a beautiful spot on the waterfront, 100m from the harbour and the main resort facilities. The harbour town is supported by UNESCO, which has discouraged large, modern developments, and much of the traditional way of life of an island fishing community continues - a definite must-see on a holiday to Halki.
The mountainous backdrop is topped by the remains of a ruined Crusader castle, and the tiny harbour has a few coffee shops, atmospheric tavernas serving the catch of the day and four shops for self-catering provisions. There is no bank on the island and no pharmacy.
Other heritage sites nearby are the old settlement of Halki on the hillside and the restored Byzantine monastery of Panormitis.
Olympic Rating: 2 Star Plus
Official Rating: 2 Star
Two bedroom villas with air conditioning, kitchenette with electric and fridge, TV (local channels), a private bathroom with shower and a private terrace with front sea view. Villa Tsandou is a waterfront property which consists of two 2-bedroom apartments. Upper floor apartment: 2 bedrooms a double and a twin, a fully equipped kitchen, a couch in the open plan kitchen and a large bathroom with shower. The upper floor has a private veranda. Lower floor apartment: 2 large bedrooms a double and a twin, a separate fully equipped kitchen, a couch in the sitting area and a large bathroom with shower. The lower floor apartment is larger and has an open terrace on the sea level. Lower floor Not suitable for children under 12years.